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Manny’s Shame Reminds Us of Griffey’s Greatness

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When I was growing up in San Diego, Tony Gwynn was my sports hero.  He may be more synonymous with his team than is any other player.  Watching him hit to the 5.5 hole every year was unbelievable.  Some of my happiest memories growing up were of me and my mom watching baseball and cheering for Tony Gwynn.

While Tony was my hero, Ken Griffey Jr. was my favorite player.  

Even when I was as a little kid, Griffey converted me into a quasi-Mariners fan because I just loved watching him play.  I remember thinking that God never created a more perfect player.

“The Kid” could do it all.  He had that beautiful...

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