View Full Version : Center fielder Andrew McCutchen is now the face of the Pirates franchise

04-01-2013, 10:16 AM
FORT MEADE, Fla. -- Four men look at an 18-year-old baseball player, and they see a blessing.
The young man sitting in front of them has been picked by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first round of the 2005 draft, and his life is already changing, to the tune of a $1.9 million signing bonus. The men are here, at a Red Lobster in Lakeland, Fla., a half-hour's drive from home in the small town of Fort Meade, to pass along some wisdom before the long journey begins.

In a matter of days, Andrew McCutchen's professional career will set sail with the Gulf Coast League Pirates. A team scout has told him that he is special, that he could be Pittsburgh's baseball savior, the next Barry Bonds. It's a lot for a teenager to handle, so Lorenzo McCutchen asked three trusted men of God to help lay a foundation for his son to fall back on when the world gets crazy around him...........

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04-01-2013, 10:43 AM
This is a really cool commercial that he just made.