After leaving the Yankees to sign a 4-year, $60 million deal with the Mets during the Winter Meetings back in December, Curtis Granderson created quite a buzz in New York when, in his introductory press conference, he claimed that “true New Yorkers are Mets fans.”
Now, arriving at Mets camp Sunday, Granderson retracted his statements. “It definitely wasn’t a shot by any means to anybody,” Granderson said. “The organization, from top to bottom, including the fans, have been absolutely amazing for me and my foundation over the four years I had with the New York Yankees. It’s just something interesting I heard over time being throughout the city of New York. I felt like saying it. It definitely wasn’t anything that was meant in a negative way.
So I apologize to anybody who took it the wrong way by any means. It definitely wasn’t meant for that. ”I highly look forward to continuing to communicate with Yankees fans, baseball fans, Tigers fans, Mets fans, as my career continues to go on. “That’s one of the best organizations to have been with and a great city to be a part of,” Granderson continued regarding the Yankees, “and now I get a chance to go to the other side of things and still remain in New York, still get to do some great things with my foundation, get a chance to see another fan base, get a chance to see just as many people with ‘NY’ orange tattoos as they used to have ‘NY’ pinstriped tattoos.”
Whatever his motivation or intentions were when he made that statement, the “Grandy-man” has apologized, and he is now alright again in my book, and should be in yours too.