Ken Griffey Jr. was the best!

12 11 2009

Ken Griffey Jr. baseball

Ken Griffey Jr.is one of my heroes.  He is one of the greatest baseball players of mine or any generation.  If it weren’t for injuries he would’ve been  the all-time home run leader.   While all of these things are great, the biggest contribution that Griffey has made to society is Ken Griffey Jr. baseball for the Super Nintendo.  You remember the game, the one where a young spry Griffey could hit any and every pitch out of the park, not too mention how amazing he was in the field. That’s right we are talking about the best baseball video game ever people.

New technology has changed the way that everyone views video games, if you don’t believe me look at the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare II, those graphics are unbelievable.  While new graphics are awesome, I wish we could go back to the good old days of Ken Griffey Jr. baseball and have some real fun.  On that game the Mariners were unstoppable with Griffey hitting and Randy Johnson pitching you couldn’t lose.  Griffey would hit a home run almost every at bat and Johnson threw over a 100 mph.

There have been other games that were alright, some will argue that Tony Larussa baseball on the Sega Genesis is better and others might think the more recent MVP baseball series is the best.  For me though, there is and always will be just one video baseball game that sits a notch above the rest and that game is Ken Griffey Jr. baseball.

So thank you Ken Griffey Jr. for waiting too long to retire and being in the news, because you have reminded me how great my childhood was and how much I loved your video game.  I am going to the mall tomorrow to see if they happen to have a Super Nintendo system and I will buy it as long as they can provide me with a copy of Ken Griffey Jr. baseball.

Written by: Jesse Kunz
The halfmanhalfdog team
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