What's Buzzing:

Big League Stew

Andrew McCutchen tweets powerful picture of his humble beginnings

Kevin Kaduk
Big League Stew

View photo

.

(@TheCUTCH22/Instagram)

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has always been a humble sort, often saying in media interviews that he'll never forget where he came from. That pledge was evident on Monday afternoon after McCutchen tweeted a photo of himself standing in the Bartow, Fla., trailer park where he lived with his family when he was younger.

McCutchen has come a long way since sharing a room in that trailer with his younger sister, of course. The 26-year-old has become the cornerstone of the Pirates franchise, an MVP candidate and owner of a six-year, $51.5 million contract. Yet despite all that success he's not too embarrassed to show where he came from, providing a great example to his fans that 1) hard work and believing in yourself pays off and 2) you're never too big or too busy to step back and give thanks for what you have.

Are you ready for hot stove season?
Follow @bigleaguestew@KevinKaduk and the BLS Facebook page!

View Comments (618)
  • Rosberg fastest in opening German Grand Prix practice

    Rosberg fastest in opening German Grand Prix practice

    By Abhishek Takle HOCKENHEIM, Germany, (Reuters) - - Nico Rosberg, aiming to seize back the championship lead in his home German Formula One Grand Prix, got his weekend off to a strong start by topping the opening practice session on Friday. … More »

    Reuters - 3 minutes 49 seconds ago
  • Villa goalkeeper Guzan joins Middlesbrough

    Villa goalkeeper Guzan joins Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough have signed the United States goalkeeper Brad Guzan, the newly promoted Premier League club announced on Friday. "Guzan, who was with Aston Villa last season, becomes Aitor Karanka’s eighth senior signing of the summer and has agreed … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Germany's Schweinsteiger ends international career

    Germany's Schweinsteiger ends international career

    Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from international football on Friday, bringing to an end a glittering career that ended in disappointment with a semi-final exit at Euro 2016 in France. "The historic and emotional … More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • New Zealand in command at 102-1 at lunch

    Opener Tom Latham was unbeaten on 47 as New Zealand stayed in command in the opening test against Zimbabwe by reaching 102 for the loss of one wicket at lunch on the second day at the Queens Sports Club on Friday. Captain Kane Williamson was not … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Walker sets first-round PGA pace with 65, Stenson two back

    Walker sets first-round PGA pace with 65, Stenson two back

    By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Jimmy Walker shrugged off some recent struggles to shoot a five-under-par 65 and claim the first-round lead in the PGA Championship at a hot, steamy Baltusrol Golf Club on Thursday. Lurking in … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago