Although all major sports are temporarily suspended, it has not stopped teams and players from trying to help out their communities. The Pittsburgh Pirates recently helped out their community.
Everyone thought the Pittsburgh Pirates had a pretty wild offseason. The team got about a month into the offseason when they found out they would be hiring a new team President and General Manager. This was after they fired some members of the coaching staff, including Manager Clint Hurdle. Then, there were all the hirings that took place followed up by the trading away of Starling Marte.
Overall, it was an interesting offseason for the Pittsburgh Pirates and fans were ready to see what the new staff could bring as Spring Training got underway. Never in a million years did anyone expect the Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of Major League Baseball to not be celebrating Opening Day this week.
This has been quite the past few weeks in the country and the absence of sports has made it even harder to deal with. Still, even though athletes and teams are not bringing us joy on the field, they are finding ways to make us smile during this time off. Many organizations, owners, and players have donated to help provide for their home field employees, local charities, and other people in need during this time.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of many organizations that are trying to help out their community. According to Adam Berry, the Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com beat writer, the team donated $50,000 to the community food bank. Obviously, this is generous of the organization, and Berry was able to provide more details on how much of a difference that money will make:
"According to the Pirates, the Food Bank can provide five meals to those in need for every dollar it receives. In other words, the club’s donation will allow for the Food Bank to distribute 250,000 meals to help the more than 110,000 people it serves monthly throughout southwestern Pennsylvania."
There are some owners and organizations that are donating even more. For instance, Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons donates around $5 million to Covid-19 research. Some in the Pittsburgh area are already criticizing Bob Nutting, complaining that he should have donated more.
While Bob Nutting certainly has the money to donate, he probably felt that he was already making a generous donation. He technically could have not donated anything. Instead, he took the time to try to help out and make a difference. There are a lot of reasons to knock Bob Nutting, but knocking him for doing something instead of nothing is not the right thing to do.