Awesome bordering on creepy
“You can’t forget about him,” Suzuki said through an interpreter. “I believe that even in this winter, in my sleep, he will appear in my dreams.
“To play together with that hero of mine, in the same uniform — and on top of that, in Seattle — that time we got, even now, seems like a dream. I believe that time with him will continue.”
Also notable: Griffey could have made another $200k if they M’s had attracted “4,716 more fans” according to that article. I’m not sure if I agree with that — attendance was counted at 2,195,533 so you’d think the next milestone would be at 2,200,000 which would require +4,467 … but it raises an interesting question.
Why didn’t Griffey just buy up five thousand cheap tickets and give them to the local orphanarium or something? Write them off as a charity donation, and tada! Even if he was uncertain of how many tickets to buy headed into that last homestand and decided to buy a lot more than that, it’s still a really good gamble.