Griffey plays Peoria
It is a beautiful night here at the old ballyard in Peoria for the P.M. version of the day-night doubleheader.
The Who is playing over the loudspeakers, but it’s the What that I have no idea what they’re singing.
The Ken Griffey Jr. coming out party in left field is about 30 minutes away and you can watch it on FOX Sports Northwest. Former Griffey teammate and third baseman extraordinaire Mike Blowers, a U-Dub product, will handle the analyst chores.
The night lineup has some names you will notice — Franklin “All Yours” Gutierrez (CF), Yuniesky “Take none for the Team” Betancourt (SS), Ken “The Man” Griffey Jr. (LF); Adrian “The Hoover Dude” Beltre (3B); Russell “Banyan Tree” Branyan (1B); Mike “Sweetie” Sweeney (DH), Jeff “Roger’s Pal” Clement (C); Mike “Fence-buster” Wilson (RF); Chris “Woody II” Woodward.
And pitching will be left-hander Ryan “Upside-Down” Rowland-Smith.
— Jim Street