Curtis Granderson: A Class Act

The New York City Council had the best intentions in mind when they banned metal bats from public school baseball. It has been proven that wooden bats are significantly safer than their aluminum counterparts.

What they did not think about was he cost of making the change. At around $50 a piece for a wooden bat, it is not a cheap price tag for the lower income families in New York City. Also, players will need more than one bat to get through a full season. Any baseball fan knows that one player can break several bats in just one game.

As soon as the new rule was passed, Yankee center fielder (and all around good guy) Curtis Granderson jumped to help the Public School Athletic League. Granderson threw down $50,000 of his own cash money and also got his sponsor, Louisville Slugger to help.

Finally some news about a professional athlete that doesn’t include an arrest or scandal. Granderson’s donation alone will aid 139 varsity baseball teams and 115 varsity softball teams in purchasing at least 300 bats. We tip our caps to Curtis and his generosity.


Posted on May 5, 2011, in Sports. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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