Griffey gets a break
Ken Griffey Jr. got a day off - and it had nothing to do with the ball he dropped Monday, or the one he bobbled. Reds manager Dusty Baker said it was simply time for a breather.
“He’s played every day. And I’m sure he didn’t want a day off, but sometimes you’ve just got to do it,” Baker said.
Griffey would rather have played, but was in good spirits this afternoon.
"It’s a good solid benching," he joked.
Griffey said Baker alerted him of the day off a couple days ago.
He elaborated on his error in the eighth inning of Monday's game (he was trying to protect himself as a speeding Brandon Phillips came toward him). He also reeled in the inning-ending out after bobbling a fly ball.
"If I'd have dropped the second one, I probably would have thrown my glove into the stands," he said.