FanPost

An Andrew McCutchen fluff piece

ESPN's Buster Onley did the honors. A characteristic passage:

As McCutchen watched, a boy of about 12 years old launched a throw that soared over the head of the coach, and it was easy to see in the face of the child that in this moment -- making that throw in front of the town's most famous son -- he was deeply upset. The boy ran with his head down to the back of the line, and McCutchen followed.

"Hey, that's OK -- you've got a strong arm," McCutchen said. The boy looked up. "That happened to me in a game," said McCutchen, and he told the story of how he had charged a ball and uncorked a throw so high that it had sailed over everybody. "And I had 40,000 people booing me." Then McCutchen mimicked the crowd's reaction -- "BOOOOOOO" -- and the kids within earshot laughed, including the one who made the throw.

"It's OK," McCutchen said again, and by the end of the morning, he had told the players about botching a fly ball, about overrunning a hit and seemingly every other mistake he has made on a baseball field.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker