Pirates centerfielder and WoW favorite Andrew McCutchen celebrated the one-year anniversary of his call-up to to the Bucs by sitting down (or standing up? I have no idea what position he was in) for an interview with Baseball Prospectus' David Laurila. Cutch chats about the awe he still feels from being in the big leagues, his art, his writing, and most poignantly, the difficulties in changing Pirates fans perspectives about the team:
DL: Last night, I asked a random Pirates fan what he'd want to know about you, and he suggested that I ask what it's like playing in Pittsburgh and not winning, and if you'd rather be somewhere else. How would you answer him?
AM: I think that it should be more than just not winning. I think the question should be, "How does it feel to play in Pittsburgh, and wanting to win?--not "not winning." I believe that we look at things backwards here. I think we should look at "How do we win," not "How do we keep losing?" I believe that we should be more positive. We are positive--our team is positive--and I believe that the only way we can turn this around, to where the fans can actually believe in us, is if we actually win, so it's more than talking. It's more than just talking about it; you have to be about it as well.
Please to enjoy the entire interview.