Dec
10

The Big Lead interviews Curtis Granderson

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Barely 24 hours after the deal was made official, The Big Lead caught up with the newest Yankee for a short but sweet interview. Granderson talked about everything from his struggles against lefties to his Facebook page to where he’ll hit in the order to what number he’ll wear. If you have a minute, make sure you stop by and check it out. Good stuff.

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  • Alex S

    i really did think the interview was stupid they didn’t ask anything interesting

    • Thomas

      I agree they should have asked a question like “Who would win in a fight McBain or McGyver?”

      /Rose’d

      • Rose

        (golf clap)

      • Rose

        By the way…

        Who would win in a fight…

        Alan Thicke or Josh Taylor (Michael Hogan, Dad on The Hogan Family)

        • Tubby

          It’s your classic theme song composer vs Ivy League QB matchup.

          • Rose

            LOL very well played…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      What did you want them to ask?

      Interviewer: Curtis, what do you think of the Tiger Woods situation?
      Granderson: Man, that’s some crazy shit. I mean, cheating on your wife is one thing, but doing it with a homely Perkins waitress? Dude has problems. Not even JMK the Overshare would do that… okay, yeah, he would.

      • Rose

        What did you want them to ask?

        Interviewer: Curtis, how big is it?
        Granderson: Umm…whaa…
        Interviewer: …rounded to the nearest foot…
        Granderson: …….

        Alex S (on RAB afterwards): Now that’s what I call an interview! [jumps on couch a la Tom Cruise on Oprah]

        • Tubby

          I think they should let Ed Torian interview him.

          • Mike Pop

            I would of like ‘Why don’t you take a seat’

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          Hey Curtis, if you were a hot dog, would you eat yourself? I know I would.

          /HarryCaray’d

          • Tom Zig

            If you could somehow work those Jack Handey’s Deep Thoughts into questions, that’d make for a stellar interview.

            • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

              You’ve said that Uncle Caveman was your favorite relative growing up. Tell us about that.

        • Alex S

          i would have been more interested to hear how he got into baseball rather than if he’d be living in a suburb or the city.

          what is your training regimen like?
          how do you plan to improve against lefties?

          • Tubby

            Tuesday is arms and back.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            Interviewer: Curtis, political scientist Kenneth Waltz recently argued that the conventional goal of nuclear nonproliferation is not worth pursuing as a feasible strategy, as increasing nuclear rivalries paradoxically help keep peace as they “discourage states from starting any wars that would lead to the use of such weapons.” In his view, nukes are thus defensive and not aggressive and the countries that want them do so for good reasons, and that a more nuclear world, even in the Middle East and South Asia, leads to greater restraint and caution, causing irresponsible regimes to behave more responsibly.
            In your view, should the West abandon nonproliferation as a foreign policy aim, and how would such a shift in strategy alter the relationships with India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the global war on terror?

            Oh, and, what’s your training regimen like?

            • Alex S

              he’s an athlete…not a politician

              • king of fruitless hypotheticals

                that’s a great question tho, ‘eric’ (as if)

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  Isn’t it?

                  Waltz also said nonproliferation is pointless because “You’ll never stop the creation of nukes, so why bother?”

                • king of fruitless hypotheticals

                  bah. he lost me there.

                  could you imagine some idiot saying ‘we’ll always have illegal immigrants with ladders, so if you build a fence, they’ll just buy bigger ladders.’

                  oh wait…nm…

  • J.R.

    Granderson clearly knows how to handle the media. And Alex S, totally agree with you, terrible interview questions.

  • Rose

    I know it’s hard to grasp “feeling” in certain things that are written…but usually some of the things they say make them sound a bit more excited, etc.

    I didn’t get that feeling from him. He didn’t really seem generally excited about anything and the interviewer asked him more questions about where he might have gone rather than about where he was going…at least it seemed.

    • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      If it makes you feel any better, Granderson is on BBTN right now via phone and he just said he’s excited about coming to the Yankees.

  • pat

    Haha I remember when Moshe used to ask prospects what their favorite color was

  • Salty Buggah

    I wonder he’ll do for roll call?

    • Salty Buggah

      *what he’ll do

    • Rose

      Pull his pants down…

      /duh

      • Salty Buggah

        Grandy: “I’ll show you what’s grand..”

        /too far?

        • Rose

          “What’s mopery?”

          “Exposing yourself to a blind person…”

          /Revenge of the Nerd’d

    • Salty Buggah

      Actually, I wonder how his name will be chanted. Granderson seems too long so they’ll Curtis instead, right?

      • Salty Buggah

        Holy shit, what’s up with me missing words today.

        *they’ll chant Curtis

      • Rod

        Granderson and Robinson work just as well.

      • aj

        i think they’ll chant GRAND-ER-SON!, GRAND-ER-SON! like ROB-IN-SON! ROB-IN-SON! for cano

  • The Lodge

    Check out the comments (#14) how the author relays some info on on Hitting coach McLendon and his apparent inability to help his hitters adjust to when pitchers “Figure Somebody Out” and C-Grand’s likelihood of bouncing back under different coaches.

    Me likey.

  • aj

    How comfortable are you playing in NY? Do you have any relationships with the Yankee players? Scouts say you’re trying to pull too much, why is that? What do you think of Detroit dismantling a team because of the economy?

    THESE questions could have been asked. No?

    • Alex S

      thank you

  • aj

    I’m not saying they have to ask him questions about the downfalls of free Market reform and deregulation in the US economic landscape but seriously.

    • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi
    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      We had an opportunity this morning to briefly speak with the newest member of the New York Yankees, outfielder Curtis Granderson.

      Emphasis mine. They asked 8 questions. These 8 questions may not have been the specific questions you wanted, but they did touch on many of the things you claimed to want to know about. There was a question about the dismantling of the Tigers; there was a question about his stats being down, his strikeouts, and his splits; there were questions about his comfort level being in a big city environment, comfort about where he hits in the lineup and where he plays.

      They did well for a BRIEF interview. Relax.

      • aj

        I guess you’re right. Not much else to criticize on a slow Thursday.

        • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Also… I don’t know if you guys are familiar with TBL, but they’re not exactly the type of site that’ll get into serious baseball analysis. It would be awesome if someone sat down with Granderson and did a serious interview with him, but it’s just a bit misguided to complain much about TBL not being that someone. It is what it is – a very short little interview by TBL.

          • king of fruitless hypotheticals

            other good questions:
            WHAT is your name?
            WHAT is your quest?
            WHAT is your favorite color?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada
  • crapula

    I tried to go to the bbtn page and I apparently haven’t been on it in quite a while because it said “Phillies have edge against Pettitte in Game 6″

    • aj

      lmao