Here’s a cool column by Jason Beck on Curtis Granderson’s work to promote the game overseas. Last year he was in Europe and this year he’s headed to South Africa. The deal doesn’t sound like all work and no play because he’s going to get some time to check out the local scene.
It’s almost kind of surreal how in just two seasons, Granderson has turned himself into one of the primary faces of the franchise. Not too bad for a kid who wasn’t supposed to be able to handle centerfield every day.