Just announced at 4:45 PDT by the Mariners, Ken Griffey Jr. has announced his retirement. I never have been a big Griffey fan in the first or second go-around with the team, but it's sad to see him go out this way. This year has been just dismal for him. It would have been nice to see him go out last year to the love and not all the scrutiny. He is sure to be a first ballot hall of famer. He will be the first player to go in wearing a Mariners hat. Good luck in your endeavors, Ken.