Because we always love an article that mispells Andrew McCutchen’s name, we give you the link to Clint Hurdle’s interview today in Indianapolis where Hurdle was the keynote speaker for the Indianapolis Indians Annual Hot Stove Luncheon.
The usual questions are asked to the Pirates skipper including the twenty year losing streak.
You’ve got to honor the perception of others from time to time within our game. We definitely honor the perception of our fan base. I know they were feeling it last season (when the Pirates were 16 games above .500 in late July). I really believe when you’re on track and you’re heading in the right direction, things get more difficult, the closer you get to it. We’re very close to it. We’re going to do it
It was interesting to note that Hurdle, who is in his third season as the Bucs skipper, once played in Indianapolis 31 years ago where he won an American Association Championship at Busch Stadium. The Hot Stove Lunchon was held on Thursday with just a few weeks before the ballclub convenes in Bradenton, Florida for Spring Training.
Hurdle was in Bradenton this week and spoke to some of my friends who are attending Pittsburgh Pirates Fantasy Camp. It’s cool to see the big man making his rounds to the cities within the Pirates farm system.
Hurdle played ten seasons for the Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals.
Hurdle spoke with The Star’s Phillip B. Wilson prior to the luncheon at the J.W. Marriott. We aren’t sure who misspelled McCutchen’s name in the story, but it certainly gets old.
Link to the Indy Star interview with Hurdle