I want to thank the Astros for an unforgettable 5 yrs. Made friendships and memories I will cherish forever. Time to start that job search!What a classy good bye. But if you have had any interaction with Grant Hogue, that should come as no surprise. Grant was on the 2009 G-Stros. That team was full of young draft picks that needed a leader. Grant filled that role with ease. He also became a fan favorite with easy smile and his polite Southern way of answering "yes sir and yes ma'am" to everyone.
— Grant Hogue (@grant_hogue) April 25, 2013
As I thought about his time in Greeneville last night, I have to share my favorite Grant Hogue memory. I actually got to talk to Grant about it during spring training. He remembered more details that I did!
They were playing the K-Mets and an Astros pitcher hit a batter. The batter acted like he was coming toward the pitcher and there was some mouthing going on. Everyone was slowly moving towards the mound in case something erupted. Everyone was moving slowly that is except for Grant Hogue. Grant was sprinting in from center field and was already on the infield grass as things started to calm down. That is the way I will remember the player Grant Hogue. Running to the infield in a dead sprint to have his pitchers back.
Best of luck to Grant as the next chapter of his life begins.