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February 21, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Griffey on Seattle, Armstrong, Ichiro

Our final video from today’s Ken Griffey Jr. news conference features the man himself, talking about how he views Seattle, his relationship with team president Chuck Armstrong, and finally…Ichiro.
“I plan on having him take me to dinner at least four or five times a week,” Griffey said. “Being that I haven’t been in the American League, I figure that there are some new restaurants he can take me to. As long as he does not dress the way he has. He may have to change his wardrobe. He can’t wear skinny ties. Those went out with Duran Duran.
“But no, I’m looking forward to this,” he added. “I saw him at the All-Star Game when I gave him his inside the park home run, so it will be all right.”
On teammates getting along: “They’re going to have to,” he said. “We’re here for one reason and that’s to win ballgames. You’re going to have your feuding in there. But that is not going to carry over to the field. That’s just the way it is. I mean, you’re just not going to like somebody and he’s not going to like you. But you’re going to go out there and play. And you’re going to give the other seven or eight guys on that field a chance to win. And that’s just the way it’s going to be.”
Don’t forget to view our two other videos from today, the one below chronicling the moments leading up to the press conference.

And finally, from way back this morning, the video on the team’s situational hitting drills. What a day it’s been.

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