Barry Larkin, Kangaroo Court, Ken Griffey Jr., Unwritten-Rules

Griffey Trade Didn’t Look So Good Early On

Yahoo Sports ranks Seattle’s trade of Ken Griffey Jr. to Cincinnati as the “supertrade” of the 2000s.

What they don’t mention in their story is that Griffey struggled so mightily out of the gate — batting just .217 in April, and .198 on May 4 — that teammate Barry Larkin used his version of the nuclear option to try to bust his slump. A mop-wigged Larkin fined him in kangaroo court for “imitating an All-Century Player.”

(Griffey ended up with 40 homers, 118 RBIs and a .271 batting average.)

– Jason

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