Ken Griffey Jr. Gets Screwed by Bonds and Sosa

MLBKen Griffey Jr. should sue Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa. Griffey just joined the 600 club and it's barely registered as buzz-worthy. Griffey is the sixth player in baseball history to join the exclusive club, but he's the third in recent years. There's one big difference between Griffey, Bonds and Sosa, however. Griffey did it clean.

No, I don't know for a fact that Griffey did it clean, but I believe he did. His body type didn't change over the past twenty years and he's never mentioned in allegations or reports on the matter. I'm comfortable saying Griffey is the first clean member of the 600 club since Hank Aaron became the third player to hit the mark. That deserves more attention than this.

When I was a kid, I knew every player in the 500 club. The 600 club, however, was something special, as only one man belonged to it. Willie Mays at 660 stood alone, third overall.

I'm just sorry Griffey was slowed so by injuries these past several seasons. It would be sweet to see him supplant Bonds at #1.


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Mike (Buffalo Boy)

I hope A-Rod is Clean, I also hope Puljos is clean. I think both of them could pass Bonds.
A Rod has the best chance. Puljos is more complete hitter than A-Rod and hits more Doubles and singles though.

June 9, 2008 @ 10:33 PM

felix

Had Griffey been taking steroids or HGH, I'm sure he wouldn't have been quite so injury-prone, so good for him finally getting to #600.

June 9, 2008 @ 10:50 PM

Tee

Felix's point raises an interesting question: would you have preferred Griffey to have taken steroids or HGH and become less injury prone/quicker to recover from injury?

June 10, 2008 @ 6:47 PM

Toronto Mike

Injuries are a part of sport - I know this well... sigh.

Ripken did okay and I'm pretty sure he was clean as well.

June 11, 2008 @ 5:01 PM

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