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Q&A with Curtis Granderson from Vues Online

Here is a quick Q&A with Mets OF Curtis Granderson, courtesy of Ephraim Fischbein of the Vues Online…


What is your nickname: “The big one that my teammates call me is “Grandy.” That’s a baseball thing, I think, because you know everyone’s last name. I think Granderson’s too long to say. Others call me “Grandyman.”

What is your favorite thing to do on an off day: “I enjoy the food in every city, I look forward to KC for the ribs, Seattle for the fish and chips. Chicago for the pizza and Baltimore for the crab cakes. I like getting the food that a city is known for. I love to eat.”

What is your typical routine before a game: “I try to wake up around 10 am and get breakfast. After I get back I watch some TV, check e-mail, and take a nap. I usually head to the field around 3 pm.”

Who were your idols growing up: “For baseball, Ken Griffey Jr. and Jackie Robinson. For basketball, Michael Jordan. For football, Jerry Rice and Thurman Thomas.”

What will you do after baseball: “I have been involved in the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) since 2006 and taken part in negotiations of the latest labor contract, so I see myself in that area of the game. In addition I may also do something in education or in the broadcasting field.”


To learn about Granderson’s favorite stadium, favorite city to visit, his favorite teams growing up, influences and other things, check out Ephraim’s full Q&A here.




18 comments
artie412
artie412

Nickname? How about "Undy," for "Underrated."


brosoul
brosoul

Ask how he feels about fans touching him? 

wilpondscm
wilpondscm

where was the question asking when will he realize as a professional hitter you need to not try and pull every pitch? the guy is going to bat .230 with a ton of K's. he needs to adjust. this isn't that joke of a park in the bronx with hired hitters to protect him. he has little protection and a big boy's stadium, it's time he learn to become a hitter----adjust and try going the other way! for the love of god. ortiz did it. but ortiz was never that bad.


who cares about these mickey mouse questions?

bzfgt
bzfgt

Chicago for the pizza?? From a New York ballplayer???? 

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Everybody says the Grandy-man is a decent person. It's only been two weeks. Let's give him a month before the Jason Bay comparisons start. Where IS Bay these days? Japan? Korea? Out of organized baseball?

hankincolo
hankincolo

How about asking when he might start hitting the ball? Or, is he going to turn into Jason Bay, the sequel? 

tk2120
tk2120

oh the trials and tribulations of a professional baseball players morning..... wake up late, eat breakfast, take a nap.....

7up17_2go
7up17_2go

OK, so who would you rather have???  Byrd, (who approached the Mets last July for a 15 million, 2 year extension) or Granderson at 60 million for 4 years?

TheJMan
TheJMan

How many times will you strikeout? Oh.. probably 180. But St. Louis has great food.

nwmets
nwmets

"Oh, and one more thing: DON'T F-ING TOUCH ME!!!"

hankincolo
hankincolo

...and then strike out multiple times.

7up17_2go
7up17_2go

@Will Keesee @hashburry @tk2120 @7up17_2go  Hey Doooooche, recent history, and not tainted Yankee Stadium numbers.  You'll change your tune in a few months when "the Grandy Man" is hitting .217 and is approaching his 200 th K for the year....