Baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr. had a busy day with the media as part of Upper Deck’s 25th anniversary. He spoke with our own Ted Berg about the challenges that Dodgers star Yasiel Puig faces. During his appearance on the Golf Channel Wednesday morning, Griffey managed a few smiles. He appeared less than enthused to take part in an interview with ESPN’s Linda Cohn on SportsCenter later that day. Watch video
Cohn called him out on Twitter afterwards.
Is life really that bad for Ken Griffey Jr right now? Smell the roses Ken ! @Bobby_Valencia_— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) March 5, 2014
Griffey posted an apology on Instagram, and personally apologized to Cohn over the phone.
“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”
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