Curtis Granderson needs to chase some fly balls in the outfield and he needs to take some swings during batting practice, but moving from Detroit to New York requires one other bit of preseason preparation: He has to decide how to address the Bleacher Creatures during Roll Call.
“I’ve got to prepare for that,” Granderson said. “I’ve got to talk to these guys to understand the full logic and understanding and concept of it all to make sure I don’t mess it up.”
This is still a get-to-know-you period for Granderson — “It’s kind of like the first day of school all over again,” he said. “There are a bunch of names that, if you quiz me right now, I might forget them.” — but he’s come to camp with a well-documented reputation as a good guy, easy talk to and willing to work.
“Very pleasant, very hard worker,” Joe Girardi said. “We’ve heard all about his community efforts and all of the things that he does. He just seems like a real quality person.”
Here’s the audio from Granderson.