I grew up watching you, and you were and still are an idol to me. A true class act in a sport that has been corrupted by drugs and scandal. Ken Griffey Jr., Keep your head high. You have led a stand up career that any man should feel great to hang his hat on. You were a role model to the kids of Seattle, and an inspiration to the city. It is sad to see you leave, but the time is right. I am thankful that you were able to return to Seattle and retire as a Mariner. No matter how old you get, you will always be "The Kid". Griffey in 2012(had a bunch of the Griffey 96' stickers and pins)!
Seattle thanks you Junior, and the Safe will always be remembered as the house that Griffey built!