Why should I stretch? Does a cheetah stretch before it chases its prey?— Ken Griffey, Jr.
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You lose, you smile, and you come back the next day. You win, you smile, you come back the next day.
To succeed in baseball, as in life, you must make adjustments.
Talk to people. Go another way. Don't kill yourself. It ain't worth it and I'm a great example. No matter how bad it seems at the time, work your way through it. Who knows how your life is going to turn out?
My name is not 'The Best Player in Baseball.' My name is George Kenneth Griffey, Jr.
The other guys, all they have to do is use their big butts and big python arms to hit homers. Me, I'm the little guy in the group. People always root for the little guy.
I knew unless I got stopped I was going to go all the way.
I don't know if I can run any faster. I just ran as fast as I could.
I remember when I was a kid being called names, including the 'n' word.
The first time that happened, it really bothered me. But most of the people I dealt with were all white. Most of my close friends were white.
This is something I dreamed about as a little kid, being back in my hometown (Cincinnati) where I watched so many great players.
When (the Reds) won, we loved it because we ran into the locker room and touched all the bats and gloves and got some bubble gum and red pop. When they lost, we were upset because we didn't get the bubble gum and red pop.
I think social media has allowed the players to be able to say things that maybe didn't come out right the first time and say what they really meant. I think that it keeps people fair and honest.
Well, my dad (Ken Griffey) taught me that there's three parts.
There's hitting, there's defense, and there's baserunning. And as long as you keep those three separated, you're going to be a good player. I mean, you can't take your defense on the bases, you can't take your hitting to the field, and you can't take your baserunning at the plate. But defense, is number one.
The last time I put on this uniform (Cincinnati), I think I was eight, for a father-son game.
He's (Jack McKeon) been around baseball for twenty-plus years.
He knows what it takes to be a manager. I hope he gets the chance.
My dad (Ken Griffey) would have bopped me on the head when I was a kid if I came home bragging about what I did on the field. He only wanted to know what the team did.
As long as I have fun playing, the stats will take care of themselves.
Its a game, and that’s how I am going to treat it.
If I'm compared to Babe Ruth or Willie Mays, that's great.
But I'm just going to go out there and be myself.