Moments before Sara Musick walked out of Burruss Hall to honor her friend Brian Bluhm by carrying his memorial candle, Bluhm's favorite baseball player found his own way to honor the fallen Hokie.
Bluhm was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers, a Major League Baseball team, including outfielder Curtis Granderson, who was on the Tigers at the time but now plays for the Yankees. After hearing about his fan, Granderson took a personal interest. The outfielder posted Bluhm's picture on his Twitter page Monday and wore special cleats and armbands to honor Bluhm in Monday's Yankees game against the Twins.
Granderson hit a home run at about 7:30 p.m., just as last night's candlelight vigil was beginning.
Musick honored Bluhm's interest by wearing a Detroit Tigers hat during Saturday's 3.2 for 32 run.