I haven't figured out how to begin this post, and I'm kind of in a hurry. I just found out my Firefox spell check still doesn't recognize "Griffey", which is interesting, since it most definitely recognizes "Hultzen", "Taijuan", and "Furbush". It's also interesting because Ken Griffey Jr. is about to become an official Hall-of-Famer, technically. Boom!

Ken Griffey Jr., considered by most to be the greatest player to don a Mariners uniform, will be inducted into the club's Hall of Fame on Aug. 10, the team announced Tuesday.

Griffey, who retired from baseball on June 2, 2010, will become the seventh member of the Mariners Hall of Fame.

We're not talking Cooperstown yet, although that shouldn't be any trouble down the road. Of course, maybe it will turn into trouble, after someone raises suspicions about Griffey on account of the era in which he played. They'd be completely unfounded but that hasn't stopped some of the voting members of the BBWAA so far. Eventually, Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Less eventually, Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame, which despite everything is a proud institution.