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Curtis Granderson Continues To Remember Tigers Fan Brian Bluhm

Curtis Granderson was traded to the New York Yankees in the winter of 2009. But for many Detroit Tigers fans, he'll always be a Tiger. And Tuesday night on ESPN's "E:60," Granderson will show that a big part of his heart is still with one Tigers fan, in particular.

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Some might remember that the Tigers fan community suffered a tragic loss in April of 2007, when graduate student Brian Bluhm was among those killed in the shootings at Virginia Tech. Brian was a huge Tigers fan, and an active member of the communities at The Detroit Tigers Weblog and the Motown Sports forums.

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Granderson was one of Brian's favorite players, and he corresponded with the Tigers center fielder through MySpace and e-mails to his PR representative, John Fuller. Obviously, that helped form a bond that continues to this day, as Granderson has maintained a relationship with the Bluhm family in the years since Brian's passing.

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"It's amazing how someone I never met," Granderson said, "can be that impactful."

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Here's a clip from Tuesday's "E:60," which plays Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET:

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Here is plenty more you can read about Brian, including how highly he was regarded by his fellow fans and the media covering the Tigers.