We covered the Jason Giambi comeback award travesty, but don’t look now. He has company in Ken Griffey, Jr. You know, the Ken Griffey, Jr. who had a a good season, but finished the year on the disabled list with a knee injury.
I like Ken Griffey, Jr. and I’m glad he came to Cincinnati as they’re my second favorite team behind the St. Louis Cardinals, but he doesn’t deserve the comeback player of the year.
Sure, he had a decent year hitting 301 with 35 home runs and 92 RBIs, but come on. He ended the year on the disabled list … again. I guess comeback player doesn’t mean you stay back.
I didn’t really think about trying to prove to anybody that I could still play this game. It was more or less proving to myself that I could still go out and compete at a high level and help the team win.
Right. It had nothing to do with proving you weren’t the biggest free agent acquisition to fail in the Cincinnati Reds history.