The Plot thickens, Brian Goldberg Griffey’s agent speaks out….

In another bizarre twist to the Larry Larue/Griffey saga, I just found out that Brian Goldberg  Ken Griffey’s agent spoke to Bill Swartz at KIRO today with more of this story. Goldberg says the napping story was accidentally published by Larue before completing the story. According to Goldberg ,Larue felt horrible about posting the article before talking to Don Wakamatsu or Ken Griffey and tried to get the newspaper to retract the story but the Tacoma News Tribune refused. Goldberg goes on to say that Larue didn’t actually speak with two players but got the info from someone else in the organization.

  Ok so I’m going to pause and take a breath now before saying something I regret later…..Hmmm well I’m not quite sure how Griffey’s agent got in the act. It looks like this may be some sort of compromise so everyone can save face. However in all fairness this doesn’t feel quite right. Larry Larue needs to set the record straight for himself. If this story is correct so be it, let Larry speak at some sort of news conference and put this to bed. If it is not then it looks like we are heading towards a complete melt down of credibility for all concerned parties. I guess todays melt-down by Brandon League is not going to be discussed today by the local media,rather more of this blather. This is getting to be a little like high-school with all the he said, she said stuff. It should be noted that Darrin Beene the sports editor at the Tribune has disputed the claims of Goldberg. So it looks like we are back to square one.

 After todays game I’m begining to wonder if we could just go back in time and start this season over as it is going from a bad dream to a reoccuring nightmare that gets worse in different ways every day. The drama off the field only intensifies the frustration and has somehow turned many fans against each other in some sort of surreal Civil-War. I think it’s time for a truce.

Larry Larue is Through….

An unnamed employee at the Tacoma News Tribune has divulged privately that reporter Larry Larue is on his way out of a job. Apparently due to his taking a “Nap” and forgetting his responsibility as a journalist and posting a story this week where he used his position to push forward a personal agenda based on hear-say evidence. In just a matter of 48 hours the tide has turned against this one time respected reporter who appears to be past his prime and is avoiding retirement even though the Mariners players will no longer grant interviews to journalists while Larue is lurking in the shadows.

It is always difficult for a reporter to know when it is time to go, but it is time to bring in a fresh unbiased voice at the Tribune. Larue can no longer tell journalism from tabloid reporting and it may be time for the Tacoma News Tribune to call up a replacement perhaps from Walla Walla or Olympia. Larue is apparently in denial about his skills and ethics and is so far trying to hold on to his Glory Years at AAA Tacoma, but the writing is on the wall. Larry do it for the good of the game, the fans, and most of all yourself we can’t stand watching your numbers dwindle nor can your employer the Tacoma News Tribune.

Offers are coming into Larry Larue as we speak to help him set-up his own Blog and we wish him well in his retirement.

P.S. Yes this is a fictional post but had to do it as I knew many would like it and would drive the Griffey-Haters Bonkers! Jeff

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