Baseball Fans Are Thrilled Over The Ken Griffey Jr. Announcement

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The Kid became the coach on Tuesday.

According to the "Talkin' Baseball" podcast, USA Baseball announced that Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. will join Team USA as the hitting coach of the World Baseball Classic.

The baseball world reacted to Griffey's appointment on social media.

"this is amazing!" One user replied. "baby!"

"Love it," commented one fan.

"My favorite player in baseball as a kid.

Easiest swing in the game and when it went you knew it with that walk.."

"Dude this is awesome," tweeted Peter Moylan.

Griffey joins Jerry Manuel, Andy Petit, Lou Collier,

Dino Abel and Dave Rigetti on the Team USA coaching staff. Mark DeRosa will serve as the team's manager.