Griffey at Redsfest
Ken Griffey Jr. was a surprise guest Friday at Redsfest.
Marty Brennaman asked that Griffey be included in the tribute to Joe Nuxhall.
"Because of Joe Nuxhall, he's here," Brennaman said.
Griffey participated in several of the events, including the "Kids Only Press Conference." I missed it, but John Erardi reports this exchange:
Griffey, of course, doesn't like talking about his home runs -- not the ones he hits, hopes to hit or how many he'd like to hit before his career is over.
But he answered this question from a kid:
Q. “Have you set a goal for hitting home runs?”
A. "“I’ve definitely got put on the spot. And I thought John Fay was tough. Have I set a goal about hitting home runs? No. What would I like to end up (with? About seven hundred.”
The crowd, some of them the parents of the kids asking the questions and others adults just listeninig in, applauded enthusiastically.