It's like ever since Griffey retired the Mariners REALLY got a lot worse..I'm ashamed to say i'm a fan. They are just doing horribly..I can say it's safe to say Don Wakamatsu could VERY WELL be fired come the end of the season. After that scuffle with Chone Figgins, you can tell he has no control of the team, and it just seems he has no clue what he's doing at all!..But Griffey had to retire, he did it in a good way and at the proper time. He is without a doubt one of the few 600+ club homerun hitters to never hit the juice or get caught up in any performance enhancing drugs..and the guy as a person is just a class-act..No ego like some players. But of course Ichiro is my favorite player..and no, it's not because im Japanese..I do like others that are non-mariners too.