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Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte is currently on the 15-day DL with a sprained finger. Marte has been one of the key components to the Pirates' success this year, and has become quite a fan favorite in Pittsburgh as a result.

Before Thursday night's game with the Brewers, Marte noticed a fan with a hand-drawn "get well Starling" sign along with a drawing of the 24-year old. He was so touched by the gesture from the fan that he took the drawing and hung it up on the wall in the Pirates dugout. Seriously, take a look at this.


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  • That's because our Pirates are caring young men. There are plenty of wonderful, caring, sensitive and thoughtful men in the sports world that the media refuses to focus on. The bad apples are so few and far between, but you would think everyone is a PED-taking, lying, cheating jerk. Vast majority of athletes, including baseball players, are kind men who care about kids and -- yes, it is sappy and cliched -- puppies. Marte is a great young man who we are proud to have as a Pirate, and we hope he stays for years to come.
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