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I -- many professional baseball players get a chance to play with their kids in a baseball game let alone in the major leagues in a baseball game let alone.
Playing on the same team we can -- be senior.
And did and now him and his son are enjoying retirement -- you must feel -- These data type that his -- and I have -- bigger special.
-- -- you so -- -- star for the but the reds the Yankees and the Mariners and the sun comes erode the whole party well what did he make the point you know the funny part about that is that was known as Ken Griffey yes.
Until he came and and I became senior.
Where does he come up -- -- dinner I don't know whether the seven hey it was fun it was fun I enjoyed every bit of it.
You know and he came up at nineteen -- allowed to happen -- how old were you.
I was grew -- those forty.
Thirty out of forty and that -- when you get the big -- that they were thirty just turn -- report.
No it was tough on you I understand you have to talk at a Major League Major -- is for the longest time.
You've -- so for nine months of the year you've been running around you being a professional baseball you come home the three Major League come home -- -- Was at the time to really bond leader when we're in the same clubhouse.
Well we bond and actually when I was here in New York to be honest with you mean this is where I really found that what.
Type of player when he wanted to do -- -- how old was he during those years he was twelve to fifteen and think here so he come to work with the yes -- well not really what he did was.
He get in trouble at home and his mother would -- -- -- -- a week if this.
So he -- will give.
You know it's cold be what is sick amount if I break curfew I'm going to be forced to Betty got to go -- the Yankee game with my dad and later had a chance to do that but you know then we went need to -- batting practice and political -- and that's what I've found that what that played well.
Or coming -- 630 home runs he did not a year he had.
You need to have his now no no no I hit second in -- -- I don't know with a home run hitter you don't like -- said I taught him.
What he needed to do I didn't have anybody teach me I had to learn everything on my own I mean -- you couldn't hit.
In the in the minor -- you -- we'll stay so I had to teach myself as I -- but it was easier for me to teach him.
What to do and how to go about it and what his swing is about.
And him understanding -- swing just like I understand his swing better need to -- So audience as a kid because of -- yankees and he was older and he had a television -- so I watched a lot of your games I remember how professional you -- Fast you were great outfielder -- got hit for average when you saw you sun come up in nineteen every once in O'Grady was in a much funny was having.
Hey Gary came out and say this man and young men -- beat my record of 715 homers he got 630.
T reach his potential.
I think he did you know it's 630 but at the same time at one point Tony -- -- -- it's normal that the of them for five years that he was -- You know and that's all they talk about that he could've been -- but.
You still look in his career he's he's where he had twenty years -- point two years in the major leagues in hits 630 home runs.
The only thing he I think he would give up.
Home runs for -- he got a -- You know I think deaths of the most.
-- that they Agassi about is that he would rather give up some of the home runs the -- gathering.
Well that I think that's very good point him win the championship -- he's always been in around there.
He by all accounts was not somebody get caught up he -- in the steroid era who didn't take steroids.
What I would and we know we know.
But that's mom she used she -- little strict -- you know she always cutting right from wrong.
And she she made sure that's what he was one of the -- -- doing it my peers -- role do you get it here -- -- -- -- you know -- that's another thing entirely with that.
Don't worry about anybody but yourself.
You know think about it you wanna look yourself -- the faces that you did the best job you possibly can possibly be -- why you play this game.
We're out anything helping or anything of that nature then you can say I walked with -- game.
You know being myself and that's that's -- -- thought it would be.
You're coaching right now yes we also know in the major leagues at the highest level we've seen the pitchers dominate again until you younger level.
What are we seeing where's the -- trending up pitchers taken over.
We have -- -- and that in a ball right now there's there's a lot of good young pitchers.
But is still even the Mets did that the thing about.
A ball is that there's nothing consistent.
I mean they can be Ozzie Smith one day.
And then they can be they have no idea the next day you know so it's no consistency that's the difference between Major League players.
We're day in and day out -- make the routine play and make the hard -- low -- easy and then they make them -- the fantastic -- even.
-- a little little harder but at the same time they know what did -- -- but in the minor leagues.
Did the consistency is not there they make the routine play one day in the same played of -- booted the next day so it it's just.
For me is just watch in the progress.
How how well they progressed from pro -- argument example for our team.
Hitting wise I've been teasing -- is possible about themselves.
More so -- try to teach somebody here.
And then they understand what they can do and they can they can fix themselves.
As hitters instead have a hidden codes always stand over us and you got to do this you gotta do that and that they understand what they can do.
And then as they go and progress better make this and now they've they've you know were are as average we were hit my.
220 as a team now where you'd -- to seven so.
You can teach the game you can raise kids that star in the game another son of in the minor -- and you can start yourself in the game.
Ken Griffey senior you know this game thanks so much -- or -- -- appreciate that graduates tremendous career in the post career.
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