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Welcome back, Junior

After a miserable year of sports in Seattle, Jim Caple is happy to see Ken Griffey Jr. returning home. Jim Caple

Updated: February 19, 2009, 4:50 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

SEATTLE -- I was hoping Ken Griffey Jr. would sign with the Mariners and come home where he belongs. In fact, if he had taken longer to make up his mind I might have stood outside his window holding a boom box above my head a la John Cusack in "Say Anything" (the iconic Seattle film that was released the same week in April 1989 that Junior played his first game in the Kingdome). I only wish the Mariners had gone further with the homecoming theme.

In addition to bringing back Junior, ...

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