Reversing course on what seemed like a done deal with the Braves, Ken Griffey Jr instead opted to return to the Seattle Mariners, signing a one-year deal worth everything in the world to me $2 million, plus incentives.
It’s important that we few Seattle fans celebrate this signing not just with nostalgia, but with spite and vengeance. To wit: IN YOUR FACE ATLANTA!!! What were those assholes trying to do, anyway? Griffey is an oft-injured 39-year-old who’s a liability in the field — he’s not exactly the missing component from a team that needs just one more piece to be a contender. But dammit, he’s SEATTLE’S oft-injured 39-year-old defensive liability. And those Atlanta assholes tried to ruin it.
Man, this really couldn’t have worked out any better. I get to celebrate the return of Junior to an M’s uniform AND I get to hate something new. Suck it, Braves.