Ken Griffey Jr., Linda Cohn ESPN Interview Is Painfully Awkward

Friday, 07 Mar 2014 08:02 AM

By Clyde Hughes

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
ESPN's Linda Cohn was subjected to a painfully awkward interview when she spoke with future Hall of Fame baseball star Ken Griffey Jr. on Wednesday.

Ken Griffey Jr. appeared to promote the 25th anniversary of Upper Deck, the company that issued Junior’s coveted rookie card in 1989, which is currently a hot commodity in the collector's market, according to Sports Illustrated. Griffey Jr. gave Cohn one-word answers and appeared disinterested in the interview. Cohn kept her composure and remained enthusiastic. 

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

When asked which baseball card was his favorite growing up as a child, he responded, "My dad," referring to Cincinnati Reds star Ken Griffey, refusing to elaborate much more than that.



When Cohn asked Griffey if there is a current player that resembles his playing style, he responded "McCutchen," referring to Pittsburgh Pirates all-star centerfielder Andrew McCutchen. When Cohn asked who is the league's best player, she got "McCutchen" again.

Though Cohn was professional throughout the interview, Cohn did not hide her disappointment later on Twitter.





Cohn later in the day tweeted that Griffey reached out to her.



Griffey, who will be eligible for Hall of Fame voting in 2016, was a 13-time all-star and a 10-time Gold Glove winner with the Mariners, Reds and White Sox. His 630 home runs are the sixth most all-time. 

Cohn has been part of ESPN's SportsCenter since July of 1992 and her book "Cohn-Head" talks about her efforts to break though the male-dominated field of television sports reporting. 

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Passengers Push Plane on Icy Russian Runway (With Help of a Tractor)

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 20:45 PM

Passengers on a Russian plane got off to push the aircraft to help get it on the runway after it began slipping on ice i . . .

Bernie Tiede, Convicted Murderer Mortician, to Get New Sentencing

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 17:39 PM

Bernie Tiede, the mortician who was convicted of killing his companion Marjorie Nugent in 1996, will receive a new sente . . .

Chrysler Pentastar Logo Getting Phased Out With FCA Formation

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 15:51 PM

Chrysler's iconic Pentastar logo is being phased out as the company introduces a new logo in keeping with the newly form . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved