Open Thread: Curtis Granderson’s E:60By
I mentioned Curtis Granderson‘s appearance on ESPN’s E:60 last week, and now the video is up online. I can’t embed it unfortunately, so you’ll have to go here to watch it, which I strongly recommend. The eight minute or so video looks a little bit at Curtis’ upbringing but mostly discusses his relationship with the family of Brian Bluhm, who was killed in the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007. Bluhm was a Tigers fan and a Granderson fan, and he was a regular on the baseball blogosphere just like you and me. Give it a watch, it’s a bit of a somber story with a heartwarming ending.
Once you’re done watching the video, use this as your open thread. The ESPN Sunday Night Game has the Braves at the Reds with an interesting pitching matchup. Personal fave Brandon Beachy (10.13 K/ and 1.88 uIBB/9) gets the ball for Atlanta while the reanimated corpse of Dontrelle Willis (!!!) goes for Cincy. Talk about the game or whatever else your heart desire. You know what to do, so have at it.