Scott Olsen has never faced Ken Griffey Jr.. But he hopes he gets the chance, especially if Junior is still sitting on 599 home runs -- one shy of the 600-tater milestone -- when he makes his next start on Saturday at Dolphin Stadium.
Olsen might have to wait his turn. Andrew Miller will get first dibs on Griffey as long as the Reds slugger is in the lineup on Friday when Cincinnati opens a four-game series against the Marlins.
"I've watched him all along," said Miller, who is such an admirer that he said he bought Griffey-endorsed batting gloves and shoes when he was younger. "He's going to be a Hall of Famer. But I can't concern myself with what milestone he's going after. I'm not going to concern myself that he's going for 600."
"I've never give up anything like that, and I wouldn't really care if I did," he said. "As long as it's not a three-run homer in the seventh inning and we lose the game, we're all right."