The Kid and the Home Run Derby: How 'Bout One More Show?

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The Kid and the Home Run Derby: How 'Bout One More Show?
(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

When Michael Jordan was in his last year with the Washington Wizards, he was given the chance of playing in one last NBA All-Star Game.

I think the same needs to be done for the guy who has the sweetest swing in baseball, Ken Griffey Jr.

I felt that the 2009 Home Run Derby was missing something. No, make that someone.

Griffey should be given one last invitation to the Home Run Derby, even if he can't muster an All-Star bid.

After all, he is the one who made that event "cool."

When everybody else took it seriously and tried to hit every ball to the moon, Griffey would step up to the plate with his hat backwards, be cool, calm, collected, and simply have fun hitting the long ball.

Plus, his swing is a beauty to watch. So let's give "The Kid" one more chance to swing for the fences; if there's still time.

**I know the pics don't match the years, but I just wanted to show off that sweet Griffey swing.**

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