Ken Griffey Jr. Caught Sleeping During Game

May 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm by Terez in Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners

Terez, we have to always shake Jr. to make sure he's awake..

I thought sports was supposed to be exciting..right on the heels of Keith Hernandez’ nap heard round the world comes reports of former MVP Ken Griffey Jr. grabbing some shut eye during a game.. “He was asleep in the clubhouse,” one player said. “He’d gone back about the fifth inning to get a jacket and didn’t come back. I went back in about the seventh inning – and he was in his chair, sound asleep.” The other player, who knows Griffey a little better, tried to rationalize.“He doesn’t sleep well at night, he’s away from his family, he’s comfortable in the clubhouse,” he said. “They could have awakened him …” So apparently Jr. wasn’t available to pinch hit due to a nap..maybe he had some turkey before the game..either way his time with the Mariners and in the Majors is ending soon..I for one will miss him. -TO

Milton Bradley to Mariners: “Can you help me?”

Ken Griffey Jr. says he giving up habit ‘cold turkey’