According to The Grandstand, Granderson's blog on Yahoo Sports, the center fielder visited a Bronx-area Target before the team's 10-game road trip to pick up bathroom, kitchen and bedroom items that would make him more comfortable in his new home.
"I think I was able to get everything I needed to get through the year, though I am holding out hope that Martha Stewart would send me over some baked goods after reading her tweets about me this week," Granderson wrote. "Maybe it would've helped to just have given her my batting gloves."
Granderson admitted he faced difficulties finding a place to live in New York.
"Finding a place in New York isn't exactly like getting a place in the Detroit area," Granderson wrote. "There are so many more options, and so many other things I need to consider here."
The former Tiger played the first six seasons of his major league career with Detroit before the Yankees acquired him in a three-team trade last December. Granderson understands Detroit and New York are very different, but Yankees fans have helped him adjust to life in the city.
"The people in New York have been very warm and welcoming, and I want to thank all of them for helping to make this a smooth transition for me," Granderson wrote. "I already feel like it is home."
New York's new center fielder has given fans plenty of reasons to celebrate. Granderson is hitting .283 with two home runs and seven RBIs, and he started his Yankee career by hitting a home run in his first at-bat in pinstripes — agains the Red Sox on opening night — helping fans forget the departures of Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui.
Shopping at Target has helped Granderson adjust to New York, but his success has helped him avoid becoming a target of passionate Yankees' fans.