Seattle Times: “So it was Wednesday as Griffey — the greatest player in Mariners history and one of the greatest in the history of the game — said goodbye to baseball.”

We lived in Seattle during those early Griffey years, it was an exciting time in Seattle baseball history, THUNDER DOME! I’ll always remember the run in 1995, and that team. First class guys like Jay Buhner and Edgar Martinez. It was a great time in Seattle. Too bad they couldn’t manage to win a World Series with that group.

Happy retirement Junior.

“Hey rookie! You were good.” — Shoeless Joe Jackson (from the movie Field of Dreams)