You tend to not get very strong political takes from baseball players. Like most people, ballplayers have political opinions (the vast majority of them are conservatives, BTW), but most of them are not necessarily vocal about it. They are counseled by their clubs to avoid controversy. Those who do venture into political topics often create controversy because they’re highly-trained to play baseball, not to speak with nuance and care on charged topics outside their area of expertise.
While I wish more would speak up, I understand why they don’t. It’s a dicey proposition when an athlete wades into those waters, and that’s before you get into the matter of sponsorships and all of that.
Asked his opinion on Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, Granderson replied, “A lot of people came out and voted. The votes showed which way they wanted to see things happen. You had a lot of people on both sides of it.
“I think when I saw the popular vote it was close — Hillary won by a little margin, but in the big states where things were decided and could be decided, a lot of the people were Trump supporters on that side.”
Now there’s a guy who is not afraid to tell it like it is. Really makes you think.