Today is supposedly the day when the remains of Ken Griffey Jr. will decide between signing with the Atlanta Braves or the Seattle Mariners. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution is reporting that it's a done deal that he's headed over there.
We think there's more than a little delusion involved in the competition for this 39-year-old who can't hit left-handed pitching and no longer has the range to cover the inside of a phone booth.
But this takes the cake: "With Atlanta, Griffey will have a chance to play outfield as part of a left-field platoon with Matt Diaz, with some time possibly in center field."
You can have him, Braves. The 90s were fun and Griffey was amazing, but when we need a dose of nostalgia, we can just turn on TBS. You'll have to live with the guy.
Update: Griffey denies the rumors.