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Reactions to Curtis Granderson’s retirement announcement

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News of the beloved player’s retirement brought out the best in the internet.

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It’s difficult to imagine a player more universally beloved than Curtis Granderson. Considering how many different teams he played for (seven) and how long his career lasted (16 seasons!) he left only positive feelings behind. His heart, his hustle, and the pure joy he brought to the game were a gift to those around him.

This is more obvious now than ever, as people awakened to news of his retirement, and a flood of well-wishes from across the baseball world came flooding in.

The impact Granderson left on his former teammates, the fans whose lives he touched, and even the reporters, MLB staff, and others he encountered in his 16 year baseball career is impossible to quantify, so we thought we’d gather some of the immediate reactions to the news as they came out on Twitter this morning.

This entire thread from for Tigers employee Ron Wade is well worth the read, as well.