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Andrew McCutchen Calls On Old Coach For Home Run Derby

Andrew McCutchen Calls On Old Coach For Home Run Derby

PITTSBURGH, PA -- When Andrew McCutchen was playing High School in Fort Meade, Florida, he used to joke around with his coach that one day he would be in the Home Run Derby. Little did he know that it would come true in just his fourth season in the big leagues.

McCutchen texted his coach, John Sprandlin, to deliver him the news yesterday and ask an even bigger question.

"He told me congratulations," McCutchen said. "And I was like, ‘You know what I’m going to ask.’ We used to always talk about when [I] was in High School and stuff. It would be kind of cool one day. And I was like, ‘Yeah. It would be cool.’ Just kind of joking."

"I sent him a text and told him, ‘I do need a BP thrower.’ And he was like, ‘I can get loose real quick.’ It was pretty neat to get that opportunity just ...

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