Monday, February 19, 2007

Griffey Jr. Being Griffey Jr.

The Pioneer Press ( reports that the real reason Griffey broke his hand this offseason was wrestling with his children.

On his yacht. In the Bahamas.

Excuse me if I'm not exactly forgiving.

The Cincinnati Reds center fielder said he was wrestling with his daughter and two younger sons on his yacht in the Bahamas in December when the oldest jumped in and knocked him off balance. He landed awkwardly on his left hand.

"It was nothing that could violate my contract," he said Friday after reporting early for training camp in Sarasota, Fla. "It was Dad being Dad."

Griffey said the hand feels fine and he expects to be ready to go for spring training. He was waiting for Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek to re-evaluate it.

The Griffey I'd really like to see is the one who is tenth on the all-time home run list, tied with Reggie Jackson and only 20 home runs away from tying #7 Mark McGwire. Maybe Junior could be Junior in a batting cage? (Even if said cage were on a yacht in the Bahamas.)