Is Curtis Granderson a Yankee?
After hearing news that the Mets signed Curtis Granderson, I went to the office of a colleague (at my real job) who happens to be a huge Mets fan and has held season tickets for the past 15 years. I asked her if she was excited about The Grandy Man joining the Mets.
She frowned, and answered, “He’s a good player, and the Mets need a hitter, but …”
“He’s a Yankee.”
Ah. Something I hadn’t considered. In fact, I was thinking the opposite. The fact that Granderson has been in New York for the past several years, performed well, and truly inserted himself into the community, made me thin that most Mets fans would know he is and have positive feelings about him. And perhaps, many/most do.
On the other hand, there is the fact that he was very much, and very publicly, a Yankee. Not unlike the way Tom Glavine was a Brave, for comparison. I can easily see a Curtis Granderson “Yankeeography” produced in the next two years.
What about you? Do you care that Curtis Granderson was/is a Yankee? Curious to hear your thoughts.
Mets Item of the Day
It’s the holiday season, and — per Larry Hockett — candlesticks always make a nice gift. So how about buying some sweet-smelling Yankee Candles to put under the tree (unlighted and wrapped, of course)? This one is spiced pumpkin, but there are many other scents to choose from. Click on the link or the image below to buy a few from Amazon.