Former Brewer Curtis Granderson and The Players Alliance distribute goods in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Baseball is for everyone, any time. That’s the message former Brewers outfielder Curtis Granderson and the Players Alliance are sending.
“I think the biggest thing is to know that people are thinking about them. Especially towards the end of 2020 a lot of people feel forgotten, especially in communities of color.”
The Players Alliance was formed about six months ago with nearly 150 Black current and former big leaguers players leading the charge.
“Everybody was at home, the season wasn’t happening, but because of that we were able to get a hold of everybody and guys were like we have to do more than just post a picture on social media and that’s where the Players Alliance came from.”
They united to create opportunities for the Black community in baseball and beyond. Today the Players Alliance dropped by Milwaukee with Pull Up Neighbor to hand out food, COVID products and some baseball gear.
“I had a little girl come up to me. She goes ‘I throw with my left hand’ and put her right hand up. We gave her a plastic bat and a plastic ball and she was so excited and said now I can start playing.”
The Brewers pitched in too with masked up Italian Sausage and manager Craig Counsell helping out.
“This is my community, Milwaukee is my community so serving food to people in need is the number one thing we’re doing here.”
The Players Alliance tour will continue across the country throughout the next month. Reporting in Milwaukee, Scott Grodsky CBS 58 sports.