?When the porcine star of a pregame promotion at Montreal's Jarry Park took ill, Griffin wrote: "The greased pig competition had to be canceled because the pig pulled a hamstring."
?On the 20th anniversary of the break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters, Griffin named an all-Watergate team that included a Ford at first base—Dan, who played for Minnesota, California and Baltimore and was known, Griffin wrote, for his "pardon-me swing at the plate." Griffin passed on Otis and Donell Nixon but made Russ Nixon the manager, because during his 12-year career as a catcher, Nixon had been "master of the caught stealing."
?Griffin wrote a travel guide for a 28-day Expo road trip in 1991 that included this sage advice: "Fifty-six bars of Neutrogena soap are not an acceptable present to your wife."
?When 6'10" Randy Johnson made his major league debut with the Expos in 1988, Griffin noted that he was the tallest pitcher in team—and major league—history but not the highest. Griffin reserved that honor for Bill (Spaceman) Lee.
?Griffin once listed the Expos' next-day pitcher as "Undecided" and provided a biographical note that said the mythical player's favorite color was plaid and his favorite food was waffles.
?Griffin billed a day-game matchup between pitchers Dennis Martinez of Montreal and Ramon Martinez of the Los Angeles Dodgers as "a revival of the two-Martinez lunch."
?On the 1991 death of Dr. Seuss, Griffin included with his pregame notes a four-page poetic tribute that contained these lines:
Staring down from his cave with a sour, Grinchy frown,
At the warm spring-like air that let baseball abound.
He knew every fan was unearthing his glove,
To go to the Stade and cheer Expos they loved.