Ken Griffey Jr. said he wouldn't have minded defensive shifts -- he'd just hit homers over them
When you think of Ken Griffey Jr., your memory recalls prodigious power and a slick style on the field. For years, nobody played the game with as much swagger as the Kid.
Even in retirement, Griffey's still out there doing his thing -- in this case, visiting the ESPN broadcast booth during Thursday's Mariners-A's game from the Tokyo Dome and being asked his thoughts on the defensive shifts being implemented so heavily these days.
"I'm not looking at the infielders," he explains in the clip above to Dave Flemming and Eduardo Perez. "A shift would just block a ground ball ... I'm not trying to hit a ground ball. I'm trying to hit line drives," he says authoritatively.
Yeah, that sounds about right.
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.