Ken Griffey Jr. Should Give LeBron James a Call

May 18th, 2010 by Casey Greer Leave a reply »

Ken Griffey Jr. owes it to the entire world of sports to make contact with LeBron James.

With “sleepgate” apparently in his rearview mirror, Griffey is in position to resume his place as a clubhouse leader alongside Mike Sweeney, who seems to view Griffey as some sort of deity.

Though Sweeney and Griffey have both fallen from their one-time status among the league’s top sluggers, Griffey’s place as a god is old news to everyone in Seattle but Sweeney.

Without swinging a hammer or spreading a yard of cement, Griffey built the Mariners cathedral. Safeco Field was built with Griffey in mind.

The expansive center field in Safeco, where Franklin Gutierrez presently roams, was all-but-built to watch Griffey make highlight-reel catches, while the hitter-friendly right field porch was built so that—despite its pitcher-friendly overall dimensions—The Safe would allow Griffey to maintain his slugging ways while even the likes of Alex Rodriguez struggled to maintain their Kingdome statistics.

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