The Pittsburgh Pirates signed outfielder Nick Evans, presumably giving him a legitimate opportunity to play full time in the major leagues, something he never would have received had he stayed with the Mets.
I always liked Evans for his hustle, enthusiasm and willingness to do whatever it took to help the Mets. Too bad his hustle didn’t rub off on others.
I remembered Evans’ three-double debut at Colorado and how personable he was in answering questions. Good or bad, Evans never hid from the questioning. Again, another quality I wish others had followed.
When you cover the major league for an extended period, you begin to root for good things to happen to good people. Evans is a good guy and I hope he plays well in Pittsburgh.
My best to him.