Clear skies cover Seattle

No gloom following these Mariners, not with Ken Griffey Jr. lightening the mood

Updated: March 1, 2010, 1:27 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The road to the American League West title still goes through Anaheim, where the Angels have won five of the past six division championships.

In Seattle, the road to harmony and goodwill goes through Ken Griffey Jr., who has mastered the art of stand-up comedy while sitting on a large steamer trunk near the front of the Mariners' clubhouse.

That's where you'll find Griffey each morning, dropping pop-culture references, dispensing good-natured insults and adding to ...

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