Found October 15, 2012 on Sports Business Digest:
Andrew McCutchen is proving that marketable baseball stars can still exist in Pittsburgh, after all. The Pirates starting center fielder, who is coming off a season where he finished third in the major leagues in batting average (.327), has signed an endorsement deal with Georgia-based EvoShield.  McCutchen was first introduced to the product back in 2009, as a rookie, "I was wearing another, heavier shin guard at the time, and it broke, so the training staff introduced me to the EvoShield leg guard," McCutchen recalls.  "I tried it out and instantly fell in love with it.  It's light, durable, and I cannot even tell I'm wearing it while I'm playing." EvoShield, which is known for its "gel-to-shell" fitting process that allows users to mold the equipment to custom fit their bodies, can be found in every major league clubhouse, and among some NFL standouts including Drew Brees, Robert Griffin III and Arian Foster. "I'm very proud to ...

Andrew McCutchen Has Questionable Taste

When a guy puts up the numbers Andrew McCutchen does, you'll forgive his transgressions.First, the Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star revealed his love of colorful socks.  Then, it was bowties.  Both, if you ask me...acceptable.But this video from Thirty Mile Zone, well, this probably needs to be explained a little better.Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.

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Good news for you sick, twisted people that were rooting for the Pittsburgh Pirates to lose at least 82 games this year. I have found a Parrot costume on eBay, bid on it, and successfully secured the rights. How can something so colorful and ridiculous not look great on me? The colorful, lightly used, flammable Parrot costume is due to arrive on Oct 18, 2012 ...

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The Scottsdale Scorpions lost 11-3 today. Here is how the Pirates prospects fared. **Matt Curry went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout. Curry now has a hit in five of his six games. He started at first base, batting fourth. **Adalberto Santos went 0-for-3. He started in left field, batting second. **Brandon Cumpton pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits with no walks...

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Nationals Show Pirates How Not to Handle Gerrit Cole

Just when you thought the Pirates had the most heartbreaking end to their season, the Washington Nationals swooped in to take the top prize.  The Nats blew a two run lead in the ninth inning by surrendering four runs to the St. Louis Cardinals.  The game five loss ended Washington's incredible run and first postseason appearance since moving from Montreal in 2005.  Entering...

Did the McEffect Have a Positive Effect in 2012?

by: Patrick Reddick Nate McLouth was named the Player of the Game for the fourth game of the Yankees, Orioles ALDS last night after a solid defensive performance and hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning. Yep, that same McLouth whose namesake was on the McEffect shirt I wore as I watched the game. But was there really a “McEffect”? And did it have a good or bad effect on...
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