Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kiss Winning Baseball Goodbye Again

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kiss Winning Baseball Goodbye Again

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With the trading of Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants on Monday, Pirates owner Bob Nutting and his management team have once again reneged on their commitment to build a winning baseball team in Pittsburgh. As Sandy Gentile of Squirrel Hill stated in a letter (Jan. 15, "Pirates Fans Will Consider Their Bottom Lines, Too"), enough with the empty promises and outright lies. It's been more than enough. For years and years, now.

Cutch is not only a phenomenal baseball player, he's also been the face of the Pirates for the past nine years. In addition, he is a man of unquestionable character and heart. He was the cornerstone on which the Pirates finally ended 20 years of losing with three postseason appearances. What a way to treat your franchise player who for nearly a decade helped put money in the owner's pocket by bringing fans into PNC Park to see a winning brand of baseball. …

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