With the Pirates picking Dallas McPherson up off of waivers yesterday, I was reminded of a chance encounter I had with Dave Littlefield back in 2003. It was the spring of 2003, perhaps late May or early June, and the computer guy at my "day job" and I went to Smallman Street Deli for lunch.
There we were, two nerds huddled around a table built on a barrel, chomping down on deliciously lean corned beef on rye with mustard and a pickle on the side. At first, I saw the hair. It was magnificently styled and perfectly brushed. It must have preceded him into every room, like an advance scout. The next thing I remember seeing is the suit. It was an extremely sharp gray suit. Perfectly tailored. And then the rest of Dave Littlefield walked into the deli.
Littlefield was accompanied by so...
This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. We also have a promotion with DraftKings where you can get a FREE one-year subscription to the site by signing up as a new DraftKings customer and making a $5 minimum deposit. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.