Ken Griffey, Jr. falls asleep during change-up

Seattle Mariners designated hitter Ken Griffey, Jr. appeared to nod off last night during a change-up thrown to him by Orioles starter David Hernandez. "Junior still has a great hitting eye," said a teammate. "And he saw out of his hand that it was going to be off-speed and take a while to reach him. So he caught a few winks." Griffey denies nodding off, but two pitches later he had to be roused by Mariners manager Ken Wakamatsu when the count reached two strikes. Griffey than ripped a double into the gap, and sprinted into second, where he laid down on the dirt and used the bag for a pillow until the inning ended.


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