Mariner manager Don Wakamatsu told reporters before tonight's game that Ken Griffey Jr. is retiring.
Even though he plays for the Mariners, I will miss him. Early in his career, the joy he brought to the game always made me smile.
Traded to my favorite NL team, I was stoked. Alas, injuries cost him way too many games and it seemed much of that joy.
I was glad he ultimately went back to the Mariners to end his career. There will definitely be a Mariner in the HOF before an Angel, and that bums me out but...
So long kid, thanks for the memories