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Granderson and Willie Mays

A few days ago, my favorite player Curtis Granderson entered the record books rightnest to Willie Mays. He has become the 2nd player in MLB history (aside from Mays) to ever have at least 30 triples, 20 doubles, 20 homers and 20 stolen bases in a single season. Curtis continues to amaze!

It is worth mentioning that 8 teams this season do not even have 30 triples as indivual teams.

If I bought a baseball jersey….

It would have say GRANDERSON on the back. Curtis is an amazing defensive player in center field, his speed is dangerous on the basepaths (last night he was finally thrown out for the first time this season) and he has been knocking the extra base hits. While he strikes a lot, he still bats in the lead lead-off spot ’cause he gets the job done. He came through big for the Tiger’s last night (despite the rare pick-off) with a RBI single after quickly falling 0-2 in the bottom of the 8 to help keep the rally alive. Then in the top of the 9th, he made an outstanding diving catch to keep the Devil Rays at bay.

He is nice guy too and keeps a blog for his fans. Now, if those jerseys weren’t so damn expensive….