1. The Huskies beat USC. Huge win. Keep in mind that the Trojans were without leading scorer Dwight Lewis when they gave the Dawgs fits at Hec Ed, and yet even with Lewis they couldn’t get past Washington. Great, great road win for UW to salvage the split in L.A.
If you ever need an agent, pick Brian Goldberg. He’s Ken Griffey, Jr.’s representative and basically the man. Listen to his interview with KJR’s Dave “Softy” Mahler, detailing the activity surrounding Junior’s return to Seattle, by CLICKING HERE.
Also, be sure to catch Junior’s press conference tomorrow at 12:30 PM.
A lot of people chipped in to make Junior’s return a possibility. Here’s a breakdown of all those individuals.
Chuck Armstrong. Without the M’s longtime president, this deal doesn’t go down. Armstrong has been an unabashed Griffey fan since the outfielder left Seattle following the 1999 season. He has expressed his desire to bring Junior back ever since then, and was a key cog in orchestrating the huge welcome home ceremony Seattle put on for Griffey in 2007.
Over the years I’ve managed to round up quite a few photos of Ken Griffey, Jr. in a Mariners uniform. Back in 2003, when I was a freshman in college, I had received a new laptop computer as a high school graduation gift. One of the first things I did was download a picture of Safeco Field in the summertime for my wallpaper, and about fifty photos of Junior as a Mariner for my screensaver. About half the photos I originally downloaded are now nowhere to be found online, but I’ve managed to include a few in this list. Without further ado, here are the Top 11.