June 06, 2010

Should Ken Griffey Jr. get an honorary All-Star appearance?: Griffey is still listed on the ballot, of course, and he has accumulated several hundred thousand votes as a designated hitter. He trails the leader, Vladimir Guerrero, by about 400,000 votes. It's a big margin to overcome, especially for a player who is, well, not playing anymore.

posted by BoKnows to baseball at 10:29 PM - 11 comments

No. He barely played this season, plus I'm not a fan of "honorary" selections in any all-star games.

posted by jjzucal at 11:03 PM on June 06, 2010

Knowing how classy KG Jr has been throughout his career I doubt he'd accept anyways.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:38 PM on June 06, 2010

Not a huge fan of honorary selections, but he did spare us the farewell tour nonsense, so i'm okay with it.

posted by dviking at 11:39 PM on June 06, 2010

I filled out my All-Star ballot at the Nats game yesterday. That was the easiest selection I made.

posted by bender at 07:44 AM on June 07, 2010

No. I don't think he needs it. And Guerrero really deserves it.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:44 AM on June 07, 2010

No. He can receive his honors when he is elected to the hall of fame.

Also, what Weedy said.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:21 AM on June 07, 2010

Let him throw the honorary first pitch. Or, how are his pipes? National anthem?

posted by kokaku at 10:29 AM on June 07, 2010

How about a spot in the home run derby? No way he should play in the game but watching that swing again in glorified batting practice would be pretty nice.

posted by deflated at 12:38 PM on June 07, 2010

That's not a bad idea.

posted by bender at 12:40 PM on June 07, 2010

Was gonna say the same. Let him hit in the Derby, if he can.

posted by MW12 at 12:57 PM on June 07, 2010

Don't they usually have one or two retired players serve as honorary captains per side. That sounds like the right role for him if any this year.

posted by graymatters at 04:24 PM on June 07, 2010

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