With massive changes afoot in technology, the economy, and politics, communities across the U.S.—and around the world—are strained. In fact, the notion that our social fabric is fraying is one of the few things on which most seem to agree. Not many, however, are able to come together on a solution.
As the 2007 Major League Baseball season dawned, Curtis Granderson’s star was on the rise. He was the Detroit Tigers’ starting center fielder, coming off a year when he hit a notable .302 with 23 home runs, and his team competed in the World Series. At 26 years old, the Chicago-born Granderson had a long and promising career to look forward to.