• Granderson Said What?

    Posted by on December 10th, 2013 · Comments (12)

    Via the Daily News -

    There is no going back now. Curtis Granderson not only put on a Mets jersey for the first time Tuesday, but he took on the long-suffering fanbase on his shoulders and the franchise’s new $60-million outfielder lobbed a salvo back across town.

    “A lot of the people I’ve met in New York have always said true New Yorkers are Mets fans,” the former Yankees outfielder said after being introduced at the Winter Meetings. “So I’m excited to get a chance to see them all out there.”

    True New Yorkers are Mets fans? Really?

    Comments on Granderson Said What?

    1. redbug
      December 10th, 2013 | 5:30 pm

      I wouldn’t go that far. But, the Yanks picked up a lot “fans” during their winning seasons, as did the Mets during theirs. It the fans that hang in during the lean years that are real fans.

    2. Corey
      December 10th, 2013 | 6:58 pm

      Players need to say things to please the fans. Mets fans hate the Yankees. Granderson knows it. So he said what he said. I get why he did it, I just think he should have come up with something better.

    3. Corey
      December 10th, 2013 | 7:01 pm

      Also, Granderson always came off as kind of dumb to me. I don’t know him at all so I could be completely off base…but there was just something about his answers during interviews over the years.

    4. McMillan
      December 10th, 2013 | 8:59 pm

      Corey wrote:

      Also, Granderson always came off as kind of dumb to me.

      Bingo.

    5. #15
      December 10th, 2013 | 10:13 pm

      @ Corey:
      Just well schooled in the fine art of smiling, talking, and saying nothing.

    6. Corey
      December 10th, 2013 | 10:34 pm

      @ #15:
      I agree that he was trying to do that and in a way succeeding.

    7. December 11th, 2013 | 8:09 am

      Corey wrote:

      Also, Granderson always came off as kind of dumb to me. I don’t know him at all so I could be completely off base…but there was just something about his answers during interviews over the years.

      He’s not dumb. Witness…

      Via Wiki:

      Granderson grew up in Lynwood, Illinois, a city south of Chicago.[2] His father, Curtis, Sr., was a dean and physical education teacher at Nathan Hale Elementary School in Lansing, Illinois. His mother, Mary, taught chemistry at Curie Metropolitan High School in Chicago. Granderson’s half-sister, Monica, is an English professor at Jackson State University.[3]

      Via JockBio:

      After high school, Curtis settled on the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he majored in business management and business marketing. Hoops remained his top sports interest.

      Curtis intended to stay at UIC for four years. But as he heated up on the diamond, so did his prospects for the amateur draft. Both the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians sent scouts to talk to him. Projected to go in the first five rounds, Curtis still decided to hedge his bets. Before the draft, he signed up for his senior classes.

      Curtis was a no-show that fall after Detroit took him in the third round with the 80th pick overall. The Tigers offered a $469,000 signing bonus, more than enough to persuade him to conclude his college career. (Still intent on earning his bachelor’s degree, Curtis would go back to UIC to continue his education. He finally earned his bachelor’s degree in the fall of 2003.)

    8. JeremyM
      December 11th, 2013 | 9:15 am

      Wow, Granderson is dumb? The guy played here four years and apparently a lot of Yankee fans don’t know anything about him!

    9. Corey
      December 11th, 2013 | 10:43 am

      @ Steve L.:
      So you’re saying he’s not dumb cause his dad was a gym teacher and his mom a chemistry teacher? Or cause he went to college?

      Please. Maybe dumb is just relative…

    10. December 11th, 2013 | 11:23 am

      @ Corey:
      Lets put it this way, Granderson is not very “street” :-)

    11. December 11th, 2013 | 2:56 pm

      Actually if you reverse the statement, it’s probably more true than before.

      “All true Mets fans are New Yorkers”.

      ;-)

    12. December 11th, 2013 | 3:34 pm

      OMG! A Pete sighting! :-)

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