From today’s Enquirer:

Cincinnati’s most famous hamstring is more pampered than J-Lo’s hair. It’s watched more closely than “American Idol” and studied like a CIA dossier. Junior Griffey doesn’t feel like a science project. But that’s what he is.

“A multi-multi-million-dollar guinea pig” in the words of Reds medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek.

Down here, “How’s your health?” has become as popular a question to Griffey as, “Can we see your tax returns for the last five years?”

“How’s your health?” Griffey responded the other day.

The Reds’ medical people have plans for Junior. They change daily, depending on how Griffey feels. “Uncharted waters,” said trainer Mark Mann.

Boy, that Paul Daugherty has a way with words doesn’t he? (That’s not meant to be sarcastic; Daugherty is a pretty good writer, in my opinion. That’s not to say I always agree with him, but….) Anyway, this article is about the one thing that every Reds fan is wondering about this spring. It’s a good article; worth a read.

UPDATE: Lonnie Wheeler says that Junior still wants to play centerfield.

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4 Responses

  1. Rob

    Is it just me or does anyone else hate it when people call him “Junior Griffey”? Ahhhhhgh!

  2. Baseball Musings

    He’s Gumby, D*** It!
    Brad Finn donated $50 to the pledge drive and dedicates this post to “Linda, my wonderful wife and soul mate.” Via Redleg Nation, Griffey’s trainer describes the cause of Ken’s injuries: Mann said a lack of flexibility isn’t Griffey’s problem….

  3. Steve

    The numbers represent how similar a player is to other players of similar stat sets and positions played in the field. Try this link at for a more complete explanation…