Ken Griffey, Jr. Sleeping During Mariners Game?
I know everyone needs a little rest sometimes and quite honestly, I would sleep through Mariners games too. Reports say that Junior, (Can we call him that anymore? He is 40 now.) was sleeping in the clubhouse during an unspecified game last week when the team needed him to come in the game as a pinch hitter.
There was a teammate that came out and said he went in the clubhouse to get a jacket and never came back out. Hey, maybe he needed that jacket to use as a blanket but got real comfortable in his chair. You know those MLB clubhouses are nice. A second teammate who was trying to help Griffey said that he was having trouble sleeping at home because he was away from his family.
That reason is a little weird since Junior has been in the league for 21 years. This situation is not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things but you have to stay awake for games or at least fake an injury to get to the clubhouse. It is getting close to the end for one of the all-time greats, but somebody pass the man a sugar-free Red Bull before he sleeps through what could be his final season.