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Friday, October 31, 2014

Curtis Granderson Joins the Golden Sombrero Club

A big hearty thank you goes out to Signal over at Signal to Noise , one of the finer and longer-standing sites in the sports blogosphere, for passing along the tip. I am proud to announce that Curtis Granderson has become the second player this year to join the LBS Golden Sombrero Club since its inception on Wednesday. Carlos Pena was the inaugural member, taking the collar against A.J. Burnett of the Blue Jays. On Thursday, Tigers extraordinary CF Curtis Granderson had the inauspicious honor of K’ing four times against the Red Sox in a 5-1 loss.

Granderson punched out in the 1st and 3rd, and ended both the 4th and 7th innings with strikeouts. All four times Granderson went down hacking, all four times against Josh Beckett — certainly a respectable opponent not to be ashamed of. Though as Signal points out, leadoff hitters aren’t supposed to do that. So even if you’re Richie Sexson and you can’t hit water if you fell out of a boat, be happy that you weren’t Curtis Granderson on Thursday.

And for all it’s worth, I happen to think highly of Granderson as a ballplayer. He’s one of the top centerfielders in the game and has provided quite a spark to the Tigers since coming off the DL. He’s a good guy and he’ll definitely have brighter days ahead of him. After all, can’t get much worse after Thursday. I kid Curtis, I kid.

Remember, if you see a player who has taken the Golden Sombrero in a ballgame, please email in the news. Also feel free to include an image of a sombrero of your choice, and both your name and sombrero will be featured on the site. Thanks



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