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When all is said and done, baseball is a business.  There are some unenviable tasks that are necessary in order to keep the product, in this case the Detroit Tigers, moving forward.  The  general manager, Dave Dombrowski, stated that trading Curtis Granderson was one of the more difficult moves he has had to make because of Granderson’s contributions off the field.  While he was in Detroit, Granderson established the Grand Kids Foundation to help the education of the children of Detroit. The foundation will probably continue, but will become more difficult with the complications of Granderson now playing in New York.   http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091209&content_id=7790584&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

LeBron James is one of the premier faces of the NBA throughout the United States and globally.  In a recent Sports Illustrated article, a writer proposes that what might happen if LeBron played for $1 and how that would exponentially increase his global image: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1162919/index.htm

 

Charles Smith, former member of the New York Knicks, has started an expansive program on the welfare of retired players for the NBA.  The program is called TAP, which stands for Transition Assist Program, and will offer personal and financial counseling to former players : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/11/sports/basketball/11smith.html?_r=1

Often referred to as the World’s Greatest Athlete,  Clay has recently gone largely unnoticed since winning the Gold Medal last August in Beijing,

See More:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/02/sports/olympics/02clay.html?sq=bryan%20clay&st=cse&scp=1&pagewanted=all

On June 3rd, Forbes Magazine released the top 100 list of the world’s most powerful celebrities.  See who made the cut: 

http://www.forbes.com/2009/06/03/forbes-100-celebrity-09-jolie-oprah-madonna_land.html


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