Found April 18, 2012 on
It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
Curtis Granderson has not been a Detroit Tiger since 2009, but that did not stop him from honoring a Tigers fan who was killed in the disgusting events that took place at Virginia Tech five years ago. Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the 32 slayings.
So Monday night, Granderson wore wrist bands and cleats to pay tribute to a diehard Tigers fan, Brian Bluhm. Granderson was Bluhm’s favorite player.
“It’s just something I like to do for his family,” Granderson told the New York Daily News. “They sent me a picture of him and we’ve kind of kept in touch.”
Granderson homered in the Yankees 7-3 loss to Minnesota. Granderson is donating the spikes and wrist bands to Bluhm’s family.
What might seem like such a small courteous move by Granderson I’m sure means so much more to Brian Bluhm’s family. Curtis is far and away one of the classiest gentlemen in not only Major League Baseball, but all of sports. It’s outstanding that he’s carried on this little tradition despite no longer playing for the Tigers.
We miss you in Detroit, Grandy, but keep up the good work man.
BEST OF MAXIM
Curtis Granderson has hit three home runs in the first four innings for the New York Yankees against the Minnesota Twins.
Granderson homered to right-center in the first inning Thursday night and hit a soaring, two-run shot into the second deck in right field in the second, both off starter Anthony Swarzak.
In his third at-bat, Granderson hit a line drive to the short right-field...
New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson homered in his first three at-bats in Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
Granderson clubbed a solo homer in the first inning, a two-run shot in the second and another solo blast in the fourth to give New York a 7-4 lead.
He singled in the sixth inning in his bid for his fourth consecutive home run.
It was the first...
Curtis Granderson hit three home runs in the first four innings and matched a career high with five hits, leading the New York Yankees to a 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Granderson homered in each of his first three at-bats, driving in four runs, and helped Phil Hughes overcome a four-run first to secure his first victory of the season.
Mark Teixeira hit...
Curtis Granderson had a pretty good week in just one night. The Yankees' center fielder had the fantasy performance of the season, going 5-for-5 with three homers, three runs scored, and four RBIs. He began the day hitting .208 with three home runs and six RBIs before boosting his average by .075 and doubling his home-run total and nearly doubling his RBI total. If there was...
Have a day Curtis Granderson!
The Yankees outfielder turned in the first truly spectacular individual fantasy day of the 2012 season by going 5-5 with three home runs on Thursday night. He drove in four runs.
Curtis Granderson had one hell of a day yesterday, but should you start him on Friday? Jerod has the answer. (Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons)
The best part? I...
Yankees 7, Twins 6. With AP Photos. By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer Curtis Granderson bounded across the New York Yankees clubhouse a couple of hours before game time flashing his ever-present grin and said to a team official, ''What do you got?''
The question, it turns out, should've been posed to the Yankees slugger. He had plenty.
Granderson hit three home...
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Minnesota Twins 6 — New York Yankees 7
Curtis Granderson achieved something no Yankee ever...
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After Curtis Granderson’s dazzling performance last night was finished, Nick Swisher gave his teammate some ribbing. “Curt, you hit three,” Swisher said. “You can’t hit four?” Swisher’s quip came after Granderson delivered one of the greatest showings in the history of the Yankees franchise. The center fielder blasted three home...
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Minnesota Twins 7 — New York Yankees 3
Back-to-back home runs to open the game against former Yankee Carl Pavano...
This strikes me as a good call. @PeteAbeValentine just said that Bard will start on Sunday against the Yankees. #RedSoxThere had been talk of starting Lester, given the off day today, but Bard improved dramatically in his second start, whereas Lester had his first bad outing in his third start and could probably use a day off.The Yankees, by the way, are not exactly running away...
The Yankees had every excuse to mail in last night’s game. For starters, they have a 3:00 game in Boston today, and a nice, quick outing would have given them some measure of rest before this important series. Then Phil Hughes came out and got lit up in the first inning, and there had to be some temptation to pack it in and just hack away at every half-decent pitch. In fact,...