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Recalling Junior's time in Cincinnati

Though they were star-crossed seasons, the personality transformation was memorable

Updated: June 4, 2010, 1:26 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Sometime between the day I accepted an offer from the late, great Cincinnati Post in January 2000 to move to town and become the paper's Reds beat writer, and the day about two weeks later when I actually showed up for my first day of work, the team made a blockbuster, five-player trade to acquire Ken Griffey Jr. from the Seattle Mariners. He would be coming back to the city where he had grown up, where his father had been a member of the Big Red Machine and where the kid known ...

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