Share your memories of Jeremy Griffiths
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March 28, 2004
Jeremy Griffiths is certainly an interesting case, isn't he? I have the feeling that he could be very good if he can master his control, since he seems to have 3 quality pitches, and keep his head in the game, since he had a few outings where he pitched quite well until the 6th or 7th inning, and not with a high pitch count either, but he would seem to just lose it a bit just when you thought he would buckle down and finish his job. His outings against St. Louis, Atlanta and Philly (I believe), were indicative of some obvious talent, and he had a solid minor league season in 2003 to back this up. But he's not quite there yet, and he's also stuck in a crowded rotation, so I can't see Griffiths breaking out in the majors in 2004. But I hope the Mets don't simply give up on him without a fair shot.
That said, it is easy for me to feel conflicted about him, as my main memory of Griffiths involves my now ex- girlfriend, who attended the Griffiths outing against Atlanta, and who also noticed his tendency to get nervous in the late innings of this close game, and took a liking to him, saying "I just want him to relax. I should go down there and give him a pat on the head and a bowl of soup." Following this, she became an avid follower of Griffiths, although now that we have broken up, I don't know if she continues to do so.
So what is one to do with this memory of Jeremy Griffiths? I suppose I can't let the negative aftereffect of a good memory taint my feelings of someone I think has promise, can I?