Ken Griffey Jr. credits Frank Thomas for capping HOF speech in style
Shannon Drayer | July 24, 2016 4:44 pm
Shannon Drayer shares the highlights of Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame acceptance speech and explains how the Mariners legend decided to finish it with his trademark backwards cap.
Drayer: Ken Griffey Jr. used his powers for good
Shannon Drayer | July 24, 2016 10:05 am
Final thoughts about what Ken Griffey Jr. meant to his teammates, Seattle and one appreciative reporter, before the Hall of Fame induction.
As Ken Griffey Jr. arrives in Cooperstown, a look at those who helped him get there
Shannon Drayer | July 23, 2016 12:02 pm
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Ken Griffey Jr.’s journey to the Hall of Fame is about to come to an end. The first steps were taken in the hallways of Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, playing pickle with the sons of his father’s Reds teammates. In the years to come, he learned to walk, run and eventually flat-out […]
Ken Griffey Jr. was an idol to a generation of young baseball fans, including current Mariners
Shannon Drayer | July 22, 2016 11:34 am
Ask players in the Mariners’ clubhouse about Ken Griffey Jr. and the conversations aren’t much different from what you’d hear from guys of a similar age anywhere else in this country.
Mariners bullpen coach Mike Hampton recalls playing with and against Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza
Shannon Drayer | July 21, 2016 9:55 am
Mariners bullpen coach Mike Hampton is taking a special interest in the Hall of Fame ceremonies that will take place on Sunday. He played with and against both of the inductees, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza.
Mariners aren’t scrambling after trading versatile Mike Montgomery
Shannon Drayer | July 20, 2016 10:41 pm
Acquiring prospect Dan Vogelbach in a four-player trade fits general manager Jerry Dipoto’s stated goal of being “opportunistic” before the deadline. And parting with Mike Montgomery to get him doesn’t leave as big of a hole in the Mariners’ pitching staff as it may appear.
Wade LeBlanc to bullpen as Mariners make rotation changes
Shannon Drayer | July 20, 2016 2:25 pm
Mariners manager Scott Servais moved Wade LeBlanc to the bullpen and has indicated that he could go to a four-man rotation for the short-term.
Mariners notebook: Mike Zunino, Nori Aoki are back to play
Shannon Drayer | July 20, 2016 12:35 pm
Scott Servais hopes Mike Zunino doesn’t feel that the responsibility of handling all of the pitchers on the Mariners’ pitching staff.
Audio: Mariners roundtable shares favorite Ken Griffey Jr. moments
Shannon Drayer | July 19, 2016 7:14 pm
With the countdown to Cooperstown at just five days, the discussion on the Mariners Roundtable show turned to Ken Griffey Jr.
Mariners notebook: Shawn O’Malley takes his turn at leadoff
Shannon Drayer | July 19, 2016 6:42 pm
The Mariners have struggled with their leadoff hitters opening games with strikeouts. Manager Scott Servais hopes Shawn O’Malley can put a stop to that.