Last night, Ken Griffey Jr. hit career home run no. 564, vaulting him past Reginald Martinez Jackson into soul possession of the tenth spot in the all time list. The blow was a 2-run shot off of Kip Wells, of the Cards, and it came after Junior had been sidelined for 4 days with diverticulitis. Yes, diverticulitis. The man has had his share of health issues over the years. Over on his blog, Jason Kottke projects that, without all the lost time to his various ailments, Griffey would now be at 717 homers—and, presumably, still going strong. As Jason writes, “woulda, shoulda, coulda.” Nevermind the totals, watching a healthy Griffey in his prime was a true pleasure. There remains no more aesthetically pleasing swing in the game. Textbook.