Jr. I don't think had that problem. In my mind everybody loved him. He had some amazing plays, that you would always hear about, even me being a much younger kid at the time always heard about Ken Griffey Jr. I don't know at what point he started to fad away, but I know that he seemed to be amongst few superstars that played during what ended up being the steroid era, that (I sure as hell hope) didn't use steroids himself.
I've heard all these baseball writers stat that they won't vote for any players to be inducted into the hall of fame that played during the steroid era. Well I really hope that they decide otherwise, because Ken Griffey Jr undoubtably deserves to be in the the baseball hall of fame.