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Hurdle: The Mentality is Different This Year

Hurdle: The Mentality is Different This Year

Clint Hurdle is only in his second season as the Pirates Manager, but he's already got his club believing.

"I’ve tried to encourage," Hurdle said. "I’ve tried to get these young men to believe in something they can't see. To know it can be pretty cool when you get a group of guys together that all have the same thought, or the same goal and really nobody cares who gets the credit. You can have a lot of fun along the way. We’re heading in the right direction. We’ve got a lot of work to do but I believe we’re better right now than when we started the 2011 season."

When Hurdle took over in 2011, he inherited the club's 18-year losing streak. Throughout last season, at any point the club was flirting with .500 the answer was always the same. The focus, Hurdle said, was on winning the Nat...

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