Larry Stone: Can Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. help make baseball cool again?

SEATTLE — Any day that features an expanded role for Ken Griffey Jr. in MLB is a good one for the sport. And baseball, sagging in the public perception and steadily falling out of favor with youth, needs now more than ever a transfusion of the charisma and appeal that made Junior a true rock star in his prime. It’s not a stretch at all, in fact, to say Griffey is the single most popular and influential baseball player of the past 40 years. So let’s hope in his new position as a “senior advisor” to Commissioner Rob Manfred, Griffey can find ways to make baseball cool again. Because no one made …

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