Starling Marte Hangs Kid's Drawing in Dugout, Makes Smiling All the More Easy
When a refrigerator door is nowhere to be found, the wall of the dugout will do just fine.
The Outside Corner happened upon this video of Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte getting a gift from an adorable young fan.
While a simple thanks would have sufficed, Marte decided to tape the drawing to the wall of a dugout like any super-awesome guy would do.
As the report reminds us, Marte is stuck on the disabled list with a nagging finger injury. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review seems to think the 24-year-old is about a week away from playing in any rehab games.
Now put yourself in the shoes of a little boy who is on his way to the park to see his beloved team play baseball.
The once-first-place Pirates are now a game back of the St. Louis Cardinals after holding a sizable lead in the NL Central.
The club hasn't made the playoffs since 1992, nor has it won more than 79 games in that time, either. So really, doing anything to help the team get back one of its spark plugs is a no-brainer.
At least, that's what may have been running through the mind of a young fan who really wants to see the second-year player back on the field helping the Pirates seize this perfect opportunity.
It's a long, arduous season, especially when you are in the midst of a grueling battle with the perennial power from St. Louis.
Marte certainly appreciated the gift that will no doubt lift his spirits and get him back on the field in no time. To that little kid: Take a bow.
Your drawing is just what the doctor ordered.
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