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July 20, 2011 12:44 PM   Subscribe

The Grandy Man: the story of Yankees All-Star Curtis Granderson's bond with the family of Brian Bluhm, a Detroit Tigers fan and blogger, gunned down in the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.

From ESPN's newish hour-long news magazine: ESPN:60 (other stories include: Boxers and Organ Donation, Catfish Hunters, Cockfighting Undercover, Champion in Chernobyl and a piece about soccer in Liberia among wounded veterens narrated by the rapper Nas: Survival 1.
posted by Potomac Avenue (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Curtis Granderson's parents are the stars of the family having raised a real gentleman. He is one of the most understated stars in all of baseball.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 1:36 PM on July 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

Was sad to see the Tigers let go of him. A true class act. Wish him nothing but the best.
posted by joe lisboa at 2:23 PM on July 20, 2011 [2 favorites]

Echoing the sentiment. Grandy is one of the rare genuinely decent people in pro sports and I hope that he does well, even if it is with the Yankees.
posted by HostBryan at 2:50 PM on July 20, 2011

That is really a great story - thanks, Potomac Avenue.
posted by madamjujujive at 3:26 PM on July 20, 2011

I'm a Mets fan, so it's rare that I'll give a Yankee props, but between Jeter's 3000th and Granderson's class act, I'm doing it twice in a month.

Don't let it get around.
posted by jonmc at 4:42 PM on July 20, 2011

Just watched the organ donation one. Woo boy..
posted by CancerStick at 6:16 PM on July 20, 2011

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