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Friday, January 31, 2020

Curtis Granderson Retires from Baseball

Can I just tell you that I have never met a classier player on and off the field before. The things he does for charity, the way he treats the fans, and just the way he played the game. My wife grew up a Yankees "fan" before I met her. Curtis Granderson was her favorite Yankee at the time and with him coming over to the Mets, he was the the gateway to her conversion into becoming a Mets fan.

To see Curtis having a good time on the field with that smile of his was infectious and he brought back to the Mets a feeling that this organization could start the journey of not being a joke anymore. That Free Agents would come to the team. The Mets should grab him and get him into some kind of real role in the organization.

From the NY POST

“As I close out this wonderful chapter in my life and step away from my days on the field, I know that my role in this game is only just getting started,” Granderson, 38, wrote in a statement on Twitter. “I look forward to continuing my work helping to diversify the sport, paving the way for young kids to learn and grow.”
The Yankees acquired Granderson before the 2010 season and he played four seasons in The Bronx, making two of his three All-Star Games there. Granderson then signed a four-year, $60 million deal with the Mets and was a part of the team that lost to the Royals in the 2015 World Series.
Granderson, known as one of the good guys in the sport, was a .249 lifetime hitter with 344 home runs and 937 RBIs. He started his career with the Tigers and also played for the Blue Jays, Brewers and Marlins.
The Post’s Andrew Marchand reported in December that ESPN might be interested in Granderson for a broadcasting role, if he did decide to end his playing career.
“It’s been an incredible journey! Thanks for the ride of a lifetime,” Granderson added on Twitter.
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