June 3, 2010

We're getting old

Ken Griffey, Jr., retired today. He is only 40.



This feels very strange to me. I wouldn't think I'm alone in saying this either. What 10 year old kid in the early 1990s DIDN'T love Ken Griffey, Jr.? He's probably the first real superstar to retire that happened to have his heyday in our generation. (It shoulda been you, Griff!)

It makes me feel nostalgic. But I think this means we (and by "we" I mean anyone born between about 1982 and 1992) are officially adults now.

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2 Comments:

Blogger StewieChris said...

This was my childhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3iK5mqayaE

June 3, 2010 at 12:41 PM 
Blogger Tony Gonzalez said...

I have nothing against Griffey, but I did when I was younger. He seemed smug and super slick in those teal Mariners uniforms.

Plus I was a Sega man, not Super Nintendo, so although I've played my fair share of KGJB, I didn't like the bulging muscles and swagger.

I meanwhile was rooting for the Big Hurt.

June 3, 2010 at 4:54 PM 

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