Earlier today, ESPN's Linda Cohn interviewed Ken Griffey Jr., who was representing Upper Deck as they celebrated their 25th anniversary. Or, at least, Cohn tried to interview Griffey because something was clearly up with the slugger. After a huge introduction from Linda, who expressed her excitement over speaking with Junior after covering the Seattle Mariners back in the day, Griffey came in with zero enthusiasm. Like, you could've told Griffey that there was a fire behind him and dude would've just shrugged it off and said, "Cool." It was painful to watch, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't go ahead and hit that play button. After all, misery loves company.
Following the interview, Cohn hopped on Twitter to express her true feelings since she tried remaining a professional on-air.
What a waste. @realBIGjame— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) March 5, 2014
We couldn't agree more, Linda.
UPDATE: Griffey has personally called Cohn to apologize:
Just got off phone w Ken Griffey Jr. He apologized sincerely for how he came across in @SportsCenter int. I accepted his apology.— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) March 5, 2014
Griffey also posted the following message on Instagram:
I want to apologize to Linda for the way things went today. I was in the middle of a cough attack and felt a little ill and didn't want to walk off the set. Linda has always been professional to me and my family . I'm sorry, Junior @espn @sportcenter @lindacohn
[via Cork Gaines]