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So the Pirates have a 'leadership council' and now Tony Watson is on it

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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I love stuff like this, the weird little quirks of baseball that fans know little to nothing about:

The Pirates have a leadership council!

Who knew? Well, besides everyone who read this article by Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review last April. Here's a snippet:

The members — one each to represent the starting pitchers, relievers, infielders, outfielders and catchers — were voted upon by the team. In essence, they are the team captains and will meet intermittently to act as a conduit between all the players and manager Clint Hurdle.

“It can't hurt,” Grilli said. “Communication is always good, whatever business you're in. Sometimes, it's easier for players to talk about their needs or concerns to other players. That's why we're here, and then we can take it to (Hurdle).”

...

“I like it,” Martin said. “It's a good way to simplify things and keep the lines of communication open.”

From what I can gather, three other members of the leadership council are Andrew McCutchen, Russell Martin and Clint Barmes. A.J. Burnett represented the rotation last year, but he's with the Phillies now. Charlie Morton maybe?

Baseball: it's kinda like Hogwarts.

 
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