Tonight, Ken Griffey Jr. joined an exclusive club. He hit his 600th career homerun, which is a feat previously accomplished by Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Sammy Sosa.
It is truly a remarkable accomplishment and he achieved it in a Reds' uniform. Griffey has had an up-and-down tenure in Cincinnati, but tonight everyone should just sit back and enjoy. Here, for your viewing pleasure, is Ken Griffey Jr.'s 600th homerun.
Oddly enough, the closer Griffey got to #600, the farther he may have gotten away from Cincinnati. At this point, Griffey's days are likely numbered in Cincinnati. His production doesn't really justify his cost and the Reds likely need to get younger. It's possible that the Reds will choose to exercise the team option on Griffey for 2009, but it is equally possible that the Reds were just waiting for him to hit his 600th homerun before trading him back to Seattle.
Whatever happens in the near future, tonight was certainly a special night to be a Reds fan.