The TVs in the Mariners’ clubhouse this morning were tuned to the MLB Network, which carried Nomar Garciaparra’s retirement news conference.
Quite a few Mariners watched that with interest, including Ken Griffey Jr., who sat atop the big trunk at his locker. As you’d expect, Griffey had his own perspective on retirement and, precisely, how he’d handle his own announcement when that day comes.
“Not gonna be a press conference,” he said. “Not even gonna phone it in. I’ll just send out a fax, and it’ll say, ‘He gone!’ That’s all, ‘He gone!’ “