Granderson is a Role Model
When you hold up an example of what you want in a ball player, it’s hard not to point to Curtis Granderson. He’s an All Star caliber player and human being.
First off, Granderson is a charitable human being. His one-time $5 million donation to his alma mater is the highest single donation made by a player. The ballpark built with that money serves not only the college baseball team, but it also is available for the youth in the area. It hosts a city-wide baseball tournament. He invites kids to the field to work out with him.
In addition to this, he found the Grand Kids Foundation. The organization provides educational and athletic opportunities for children. The organization has provided school supplies at different schools. It has held events at the aforementioned college stadium. It’s no wonder he was a nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.
On the field, he’s an All Star caliber player. This year he was the MVP on a Mets team that went all the way to the World Series. He had an amazing postseason both at the plate and in the field. With a torn thumb ligament requiring surgery, he hit three homeruns in the World Series.
He is giving it his all both on and off the field. He’s the type of player and person that makes you proud to be a Mets fan. He’s the type of human being that I can hold out to my son and say, “there’s a man you can root for.”
Thank you for that Granderson.