Ken Griffey Jr. is firing back at radio talk show hosts who have suggested he might want to consider moving to left field or first base. Griffey told the Cincinnati Enquirer he’s not moving, and he’s pissed the “Two Angry Guys” suggested it:

“For somebody who can’t play this (expletive) game to sit there and criticize me ….”

“What you guys fail to realize is what you guys write doesn’t just stay in the clubhouse. I have to live with it. I have to go places. I have to go to the grocery store.”

“All I want to do is go out and play baseball. To be judged after eight games is horse (manure).”

“It’s easy for people to criticize somebody and not be out in the outfield. He should have caught that ball … Like I’m not trying.”

“I’m tired of it. That’s all.”

The “Two Angry Guys” say they were just looking out for Griffey’s best interest:

“Our whole thing is it’s in the best interest of the Reds to have Ken Griffey Jr. in the lineup” and … in our estimation – based on the last few years – is you get more wear and tear from center field than anywhere else.”

Reds first baseman Adam Dunn wondered why Griffey was even bothering to comment:

“Why does he care?” Dunn said. “I haven’t listened one time.”

Indeed, Jr., why do you care? These are radio talk show hosts, not your manager, not the President of the United States, not Oprah. Just a couple of guys with a microphone. Relax buddy.

No Responses to “Griffey mad as hell”

  1. yeah..couldn’t agree more.

  2. Zvee, your absolutely crazy. After facing 3 of the toughest offenses in baseball (Cin, Fla, and Was), Wood is now ready to settle back into his rookie form, slurve and all. I can’t believe you can’t see this coming, you d-bag.

  3. Since when is the marlins or nationals offense an upper tier National League offense? Granted those offenses have improved since the start of the season, but the mets, braves, dodgers, cards (pujols healthy that is) and phillies are much better offenses than those 2. Wood is a thrower, not a pitcher, which is the biggest reason why he has shoulder problems. Leave Zvee alone and continue to be tortured by the enigma that is Kerry Wood.

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