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No more pitying Pirates' McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen is helping push the Pirates to new heights, even contention

Originally Published: July 17, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Pirates emerge from the All-Star break as one of the best stories in baseball. They're warmer and fuzzier than Yasiel Puig, every bit as improbable as Chris Davis and a favorite of impartial observers who can empathize with a fan base that has placed its aspirations in cold storage for more than two decades.

Andrew McCutchen can't make any claims about longtime suffering, since he grew up in Fort Meade, Fla., and was only 6 years old when the Pirates ...

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