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On the day Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza make the Hall of Fame, the steroid issue remains

On the day Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza make the Hall of Fame, the steroid issue remains

Ken Griffey Jr. had a rollicking good time toward the end of a conference call on Wednesday, talking about welcoming Seattle bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam into the Mariners' clubhouse, about running down the street from the ballpark to try out the latest Nintendo games, about playing in three exhibitions in Cooperstown, N.Y., without ever setting foot inside the Hall of Fame.

In one of those exhibitions, he said, he took one at-bat. He doubled, stole third base, scored on a sacrifice fly, and sat around for two hours waiting for the game to end, and hours more before the Mariners bused out of town.

With apologies to Schneider's Bakery, there is not too much to do to kill...

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