PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — For a long time, he certainly wasn’t the most well-received pro sports executive in town, but the patience of Bob Nutting seems to be paying off in his team’s surprisingly successful 2013 season.
As the owner of Pirates caught up with 93.7 The Fan, his team was just ten wins shy of clinching one year of winning baseball for the first time in two decades, and trying to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds for its first divisional title in that span.
“This is exactly what we set out at the beginning of the season to do,” Nutting told 93.7 The Fan’s Dan Zangrilli in an exclusive interview originally heard on “Pirates Preview” Saturday afternoon. “This is the fruition of a lot of work that’s been done over the past three years, four years, five years, as we began to put that plan in place to build talent in the organization. It’s been extremely fun and satisfying to see the performance on the field.”
Listen to the entirety of what the Pirates’ Chairman of the Board had to say, including his rationale for not shaking up the front office despite a disastrous finish to each of the last two seasons: