Pirates steel for Gerrit Cole debut
PITTSBURGH -- Gerrit Cole sat on a stool in the cramped locker room at the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league complex in Bradenton, Fla., in late February and thought for a moment.
What, exactly, does the burly right-hander love so much about baseball?
Sure, the money is great. The potential fame too. Yet for the player considered one of the cornerstones of a franchise rebuilding itself from the ground up, the pull is much more primitive.
"I just like to just beat somebody," ...
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