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Champion Talaga: Junior in the Philippines

Came across this video:

Baseball icon Griffey teaches young Pinoy players

"Pinoy" means "Filipino" (though be warned, some Filipinos consider it a derogatory term).  The video shows Junior coaching some kids in Manila.

Apparently, Hillary sent him to the Philippines on a diplomatic mission.

Sports diplomacy envoys build on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vision of "smart power diplomacy," which embraces the use of a full range of diplomatic tools – in this case baseball – to bring people together and foster greater understanding among people and cultures.

(Larkin was previously sent to South Korea under this program.)

There's a report on Griffey's visit from a Filipino newspaper here. Apparently, they were really struck by Griffey's height. The article says he could be mistaken for an NBA star.

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