Curtis Granderson, American Athlete ( March 16, 1981 - )

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You never hear about good seafood places.~Curtis Granderson

Good You Places

Left-handed pitchers get paid a lot of money to get left-handed guys out or else they wouldn't be in there. They feel confident going up against lefties. If you look at most lefties' numbers, typically they happen to be better against lefties than against righties. That's all it is.~Curtis Granderson

Money Better Look

No matter what you do, people are gonna try to emulate you. Whether it's a dunk by Michael Jordan or a swing by Ken Griffey Jr., kids are doing the same things.~Curtis Granderson

People Doing You

I feel like kids in general, not just African-American kids, are influenced by what they see, both positive and negative.~Curtis Granderson

Positive Negative Feel

I love to play basketball, but I haven't played in awhile. But if I could get back on the court and play, I definitely would.~Curtis Granderson

Love Basketball Play

The Rockies and Diamondbacks are both very exciting teams who are fighting for recognition.~Curtis Granderson

Fighting Recognition Very

My charity is called 'Grand Kids.' People keep thinking it's 'Grandkids.'~Curtis Granderson

Thinking People Charity

I love to eat. I'm not the biggest guy, but I love to eat.~Curtis Granderson

Love Eat Guy

Baseball guys tend to flock towards steaks.~Curtis Granderson

Baseball Guys Tend

For the most part, I don't think I'm any different than anybody else.~Curtis Granderson

Think Most Different

Any of the the 30 ball clubs have a chance at success, and the fans know that. It keeps everything exciting.~Curtis Granderson

Success Chance Know

I didn't realize people tip for take-out.~Curtis Granderson

People Realize Tip

People grow up loving the Yankees and will tell you, and so many people despise the Yankees, and they come from all over the United States.~Curtis Granderson

People Grow Up You

It's funny: I kinda still float under the radar. I'm not tall like a New York Knick; I'm not a heavy, strong New York Giant or New York Jet. I blend in pretty well. A lot of people don't recognize me too many places. More men recognize me than women.~Curtis Granderson

Funny Women Strong

Teachers shape so much of what a kid's upbringing can be.~Curtis Granderson

Teachers Kid Shape

Basketball was always my sport. It just took me until my second year of college for me to realize that I was a better baseball player than a basketball player. But basketball was always my number one love. Finally found out I was better at baseball and chose to pursue that route.~Curtis Granderson

Love Baseball College

Every year we discuss Jackie Robinson Day, which is April 15. We talk about it throughout baseball, promote it throughout baseball.~Curtis Granderson

Baseball Day Talk