One more sobering sign on a nothing day that I'm getting older. Ken Griffey, Jr. retires today at age 40. I covered his old man during his stint with the Yanks, when Billy Martin insisted the guy who made a living hitting left-handers couldn't hit left-handers. Drove Griffey crazy. Little Ken was a youngster then, and I remember when Martin threw him out of the clubhouse after a loss. Big Ken never forgave him for that.