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  1. Ken Griffey Jr. is still an enigma

    Buster Olney

    Whenever I get a chance to talk with journalism students, eventually the conversation always seem to circle around to player participation with the media, stories from the trenches, and I wind up talking about Ken Griffey Jr. And, after his awkward, ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. MLB: Rivalries are taking the big stage in the pennant race this ...

    Buster Olney

    Pennant races are unfolding all around, and -- even better for baseball -- some of them will be played out between rivals. Buster notes that the intensity is beginning to show on the faces of the competitors. It's stretch time.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2010
  3. Frustrated by the numbers

    Buster Olney

    The retirement of Ken Griffey Jr. and the "Perfect Game That Wasn't" -- two monumental events that occurred within hours of each other -- will float forever in parallel baseball universes. We want to say that Ken Griffey Jr. was the greatest of...

    Blog | June 03, 2010
  4. Ken Griffey Jr. is one of the best ever, but other numbers persis...

    Buster Olney

    On one night, the greatest (clean) player of his generation hangs up his cleats, and a perfect game is spoiled by an umpire's error. Both Griffey's and Galarraga's situation leaves you frustrated by the numbers.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  5. Jason Heyward is a brilliant talent, but his ability to adjust is...

    Buster Olney

    You would think that a player with the preternatural brilliance of Jason Heyward might be a little more stubborn in his approach. But after a month in which he whiffed too often, Heyward has quickly adjusted his contact rate. The results are stunning.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  6. Hanley Ramirez saga with Florida Marlins should end today - Buste...

    Buster Olney

    Fredi Gonzalez has already proved he has the power to punish his players, and in the case of Hanley Ramirez, the manager has done enough to prove where he stands, Buster writes. But now it's time to put Ramirez back in and get on with things.

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  7. The Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Young has found his stroke this y...

    Buster Olney

    The Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Young has found his stroke this year.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2010
  8. Griffey will always be a Mariner

    Buster Olney

    Somebody said Ken Griffey Jr. was taking a nap in the clubhouse; his teammates aren't happy about that; and day after day this week, the drama has absorbed the baseball world. But really, only two things matter: 1. Can he help the Mariners? Th...

    Blog | May 15, 2010
  9. Whenever he decides to call it quits, Ken Griffey Jr. will always...

    Buster Olney

    Whenever Ken Griffey Jr. does decide to retire, he is someone the Seattle Mariners will want to keep around for years to come.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2010
  10. The bigger question for Griffey

    Buster Olney

    The drama is thick around Ken Griffey Jr., and somebody is either lying or misinformed. In our gossip-filled world, we want to know whether somebody is carrying out a grudge or whether Junior will have a grudge going forward. We want to know what hap...

    Blog | May 12, 2010
  11. MLB -- Buster Olney: Ken Griffey Jr. faces questions of greater i...

    Buster Olney

    While fans and media debate the question of whether Ken Griffey Jr. did in fact fall asleep during a game, the bigger debate should be about whether the aging star is helping his team. Evidence on the field says he's not, which creates a bigger question.

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2010
  12. Doctor says Griffey now in much better shape

    Buster Olney

    Ken Griffey Jr. talked with his doctor about possibly having his left knee fixed midway through last season, but in the end, he decided to try to play through the problem, to play through the weakness. "We shot it and we treated it and we rehabbed i...

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2009
  13. Big names have tough choices to make

    Buster Olney

    Baseball's looking glass offseason is halfway over, and there are still more than 100 free agents unsigned. Looking for a future Hall of Famer? Well, you can pick from an array of choices: Ken Griffey Jr., Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Trevor Hoffman, Pe...

    Blog | Conversation | December 27, 2008