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Welcome to Junior Time: He'll be in camp Saturday

Set your clocks: Ken Griffey Jr. is scheduled into camp Saturday, will hold a 1:30 p.m. news conference - that's Mountain Time - and then work out with coaches and manager Don Wakamatsu.

Of course, if you set your clock on Junior Time, you'll likely wait a bit. It's not that he's late on purpose, it's just that the trip to anywhere he's trying to go is constantly interrupted by people along the way. A word here, a word there - he's 30 minutes late.

Griffey is one of those personalities that draws attention without trying. And this much is certain. Once he's in camp, the clubhouse will get louder. More teasing, more joking and a lot more laughing.

After that, we'll see what he's got left on the field.