SEATTLE—Mariners fans were delighted at Seattle's Nike Town today when Ken Griffey Junior walked onto the stage and talked about coming home -- at a special "Welcome Back" ceremony for him.
Fans lined up all the way around the block to get in -- for a chance to catch a glimpse of the Major League superstar. Once inside, they were not disappointed, when Griffey walked through a side door and was greeted by admiring fans and an eight-foot tall greeting card signed by just about everyone present.
The crowd participated in a Q&A with Griffey and baseball fans had a chance to win some autographed items as well.
Check out the video to hear from Junior about returning to Seattle -- and stories about his wife and son -- and his son's friends at high school.
According to Junior, his wife Melissa had mixed feelings about their homecoming. (She's a northwest native.) While it was exciting to come home to her own family, she felt it might not be fair to their son for him to have to change schools.