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I read where Pirate Charities donated $50,000 to the area Food Bank. Very nice gesture but I wonder how they kept it from Bob
  
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WildwoodDave wrote on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 11:59am:
I read where Pirate Charities donated $50,000 to the area Food Bank. Very nice gesture but I wonder how they kept it from Bob


Nutting's underlings distracted him by telling him they rolled a couple of bums outside of PNC Park and took their loose change.
  
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Doc wrote on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 1:09pm:
WildwoodDave wrote on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 11:59am:
I read where Pirate Charities donated $50,000 to the area Food Bank. Very nice gesture but I wonder how they kept it from Bob


Nutting's underlings distracted him by telling him they rolled a couple of bums outside of PNC Park and took their loose change.

And Bob didn't fire them for not turning it in?
  
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WildwoodDave wrote on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 3:38pm:
Doc wrote on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 1:09pm:
WildwoodDave wrote on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 11:59am:
I read where Pirate Charities donated $50,000 to the area Food Bank. Very nice gesture but I wonder how they kept it from Bob


Nutting's underlings distracted him by telling him they rolled a couple of bums outside of PNC Park and took their loose change.

And Bob didn't fire them for not turning it in?


He let them off the hook by docking their pay by the amount they collected.  That's a win-win for him if ever there was one.
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 23rd, 2020 at 5:40pm
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The pirate's charities are about the only thing the Pirates have done right.
  

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Lecom wrote on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 5:40pm:
The pirate's charities are about the only thing the Pirates have done right.

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I think the Pirate's charities is great, but for BOB it is just a cheap way to shift the negative PR from the way he runs the team to a positive PR.
  
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shedman wrote on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 5:54pm:
Lecom wrote on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 5:40pm:
The pirate's charities are about the only thing the Pirates have done right.

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I think the Pirate's charities is great, but for BOB it is just a cheap way to shift the negative PR from the way he runs the team to a positive PR.


I agree.  I love that the organization has a Charities arm but I don't think Nutting would have it unless there was an advantage to him.  I think the PR aspect is just a small part of it, though.  I truly believe that he doesn't care one wit what people think of him.
  
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Reply #7 - Mar 23rd, 2020 at 8:28pm
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On a more heartwarming note, the Pirates players, on their own, purchased 400 pizzas and 100 sides of pasta from local restaurants and sent them to healthcare workers at Allegheny General. They are also buying coffe for all of the Pittsburgh fire stations. Smiley.

That is a very nice undertaking from some too often criticized people.
  
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Reply #8 - Mar 24th, 2020 at 7:32am
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what's wrong with you...how dare you break the rules and say something nice...wow...even charity gets a bad name if it can be turned to how the Nutting is ruining all of Pittsburgh maybe the whole world...so many words and energy wasted...think i need a nap after all this typing
  
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Reply #9 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 11:23am
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JulianJay wrote on Mar 24th, 2020 at 7:32am:
what's wrong with you...how dare you break the rules and say something nice...wow...even charity gets a bad name if it can be turned to how the Nutting is ruining all of Pittsburgh maybe the whole world...so many words and energy wasted...think i need a nap after all this typing


I am one of many who has no faith in Nutting and have no belief in him as the owner/leader of our beloved Pirates. That said, I don't care how much of a scoundrel he is - Pirates Charities has done exceptional work in the community since it's inception in 2006.I don't know if he, Ogden, or McClatchey was the driving force behind it, or, someone else is, that should never detract from good works and good will towards others.

In the particular case I wrote about, the Pirates players did this on their own.

As the Father of 2 daughters in the health care industry, actively working in hospitals in New Jersey and currently Florida, with one already having been tested for exposure to a doctor she worked with who has the virus. ANYONE who took the time to do something nice for people like my girls, deserves that huge thumbs up.

Our Fla daughter will be heading home next week, to her next assignment, which will be in an ER about 30 miles from our home. She is not even going to stop to see us, out of concern for us. This is something the parents of these folks deal with.

If anyone is so inclined, doing something for health care workers is a great way to help. Doesn't have to be much. My wife spent last weekend making masks for the workers at our other daughters hospital. This one lives 3 miles away, and also will not come to our house.

As much as we all bellyache and complain about Bob and the Pirates, and the start of the season being delayed, and our lives disrupted (yes, including me), there are other, real hardships occurring right in front of us. Let's all ride this out together and keep the front-liners in mind.

Sorry if this offends anyone! Stay safe and healthy!

NOTE: I am not reacting to anything written by others, or being judgmental. I'm just a Dad who has been affected by the absence of his kids as a result of this epidemic.
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Reply #10 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 12:01pm
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Javy wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 11:23am:
JulianJay wrote on Mar 24th, 2020 at 7:32am:
what's wrong with you...how dare you break the rules and say something nice...wow...even charity gets a bad name if it can be turned to how the Nutting is ruining all of Pittsburgh maybe the whole world...so many words and energy wasted...think i need a nap after all this typing


I am one of many who has no faith in Nutting and have no belief in him as the owner/leader of our beloved Pirates. That said, I don't care how much of a scoundrel he is - Pirates Charities has done exceptional work in the community since it's inception in 2006.I don't know if he, Ogden, or McClatchey was the driving force behind it, or, someone else is, that should never detract from good works and good will towards others.

In the particular case I wrote about, the Pirates players did this on their own.

As the Father of 2 daughters in the health care industry, actively working in hospitals in New Jersey and currently Florida, with one already having been tested for exposure to a doctor she worked with who has the virus. ANYONE who took the time to do something nice for people like my girls, deserves that huge thumbs up.

Our Fla daughter will be heading home next week, to her next assignment, which will be in an ER about 30 miles from our home. She is not even going to stop to see us, out of concern for us. This is something the parents of these folks deal with.

If anyone is so inclined, doing something for health care workers is a great way to help. Doesn't have to be much. My wife spent last weekend making masks for the workers at our other daughters hospital. This one lives 3 miles away, and also will not come to our house.

As much as we all bellyache and complain about Bob and the Pirates, and the start of the season being delayed, and our lives disrupted (yes, including me), there are other, real hardships occurring right in front of us. Let's all ride this out together and keep the front-liners in mind.

Sorry if this offends anyone! Stay safe and healthy!


Kudos to you Javy!  This is one of the best posts I have ever seen on OBN and I have been here since the beginning. 

Throughout the years of OBN we have mostly moaned and groaned about state of the Pirates. We continue to do so to this day as you say.

But his very personal post brings out the true humanity in this world.  I have seen close up people hoarding normal everyday grocery items at the stores.  Seen people who would love to work being forced to stay home and not go out.

You post shows one part of the frontline workers in the fight to contain COVID-19, the staffs of all doctors, and hospitals.  The first responders to traffic accidents and other such things.  Unfortunately, I can sew but only crochet so I can't make masks.  What is needed is full force of citizens as well as lawmakers getting real control of providing protective safeguards to the medical workers on the frontline of defense.  Kudos as well to your daughters who could be kept away not just from you but their kids for a while. 

I share your concern for your kids as well because my daughter and her family live in Seattle and are the best Pirates fans in that city.  Fortunately, they can stay home and work but it is a real downer for her as she tries to teach her kids at home.

My prayers go out to your daughters and their possible sacrifice of not seeing you or their families until this disease is contained.
  

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Reply #11 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 12:41pm
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Javy wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 11:23am:
JulianJay wrote on Mar 24th, 2020 at 7:32am:
what's wrong with you...how dare you break the rules and say something nice...wow...even charity gets a bad name if it can be turned to how the Nutting is ruining all of Pittsburgh maybe the whole world...so many words and energy wasted...think i need a nap after all this typing


I am one of many who has no faith in Nutting and have no belief in him as the owner/leader of our beloved Pirates. That said, I don't care how much of a scoundrel he is - Pirates Charities has done exceptional work in the community since it's inception in 2006.I don't know if he, Ogden, or McClatchey was the driving force behind it, or, someone else is, that should never detract from good works and good will towards others.

In the particular case I wrote about, the Pirates players did this on their own.

As the Father of 2 daughters in the health care industry, actively working in hospitals in New Jersey and currently Florida, with one already having been tested for exposure to a doctor she worked with who has the virus. ANYONE who took the time to do something nice for people like my girls, deserves that huge thumbs up.

Our Fla daughter will be heading home next week, to her next assignment, which will be in an ER about 30 miles from our home. She is not even going to stop to see us, out of concern for us. This is something the parents of these folks deal with.

If anyone is so inclined, doing something for health care workers is a great way to help. Doesn't have to be much. My wife spent last weekend making masks for the workers at our other daughters hospital. This one lives 3 miles away, and also will not come to our house.

As much as we all bellyache and complain about Bob and the Pirates, and the start of the season being delayed, and our lives disrupted (yes, including me), there are other, real hardships occurring right in front of us. Let's all ride this out together and keep the front-liners in mind.

Sorry if this offends anyone! Stay safe and healthy!

NOTE: I am not reacting to anything written by others, or being judgmental. I'm just a Dad who has been affected by the absence of his kids as a result of this epidemic.


All the best to your girls, Javy.  You and your wife raised great people.
  
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Reply #12 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 4:41pm
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Doc wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 12:41pm:
Javy wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 11:23am:
JulianJay wrote on Mar 24th, 2020 at 7:32am:
what's wrong with you...how dare you break the rules and say something nice...wow...even charity gets a bad name if it can be turned to how the Nutting is ruining all of Pittsburgh maybe the whole world...so many words and energy wasted...think i need a nap after all this typing


I am one of many who has no faith in Nutting and have no belief in him as the owner/leader of our beloved Pirates. That said, I don't care how much of a scoundrel he is - Pirates Charities has done exceptional work in the community since it's inception in 2006.I don't know if he, Ogden, or McClatchey was the driving force behind it, or, someone else is, that should never detract from good works and good will towards others.

In the particular case I wrote about, the Pirates players did this on their own.

As the Father of 2 daughters in the health care industry, actively working in hospitals in New Jersey and currently Florida, with one already having been tested for exposure to a doctor she worked with who has the virus. ANYONE who took the time to do something nice for people like my girls, deserves that huge thumbs up.

Our Fla daughter will be heading home next week, to her next assignment, which will be in an ER about 30 miles from our home. She is not even going to stop to see us, out of concern for us. This is something the parents of these folks deal with.

If anyone is so inclined, doing something for health care workers is a great way to help. Doesn't have to be much. My wife spent last weekend making masks for the workers at our other daughters hospital. This one lives 3 miles away, and also will not come to our house.

As much as we all bellyache and complain about Bob and the Pirates, and the start of the season being delayed, and our lives disrupted (yes, including me), there are other, real hardships occurring right in front of us. Let's all ride this out together and keep the front-liners in mind.

Sorry if this offends anyone! Stay safe and healthy!

NOTE: I am not reacting to anything written by others, or being judgmental. I'm just a Dad who has been affected by the absence of his kids as a result of this epidemic.


All the best to your girls, Javy.  You and your wife raised great people.
Javy and Doc- two excellent representatives from
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Reply #13 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 5:31pm
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WildwoodDave wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 4:41pm:
Doc wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 12:41pm:
Javy wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 11:23am:
JulianJay wrote on Mar 24th, 2020 at 7:32am:
what's wrong with you...how dare you break the rules and say something nice...wow...even charity gets a bad name if it can be turned to how the Nutting is ruining all of Pittsburgh maybe the whole world...so many words and energy wasted...think i need a nap after all this typing


I am one of many who has no faith in Nutting and have no belief in him as the owner/leader of our beloved Pirates. That said, I don't care how much of a scoundrel he is - Pirates Charities has done exceptional work in the community since it's inception in 2006.I don't know if he, Ogden, or McClatchey was the driving force behind it, or, someone else is, that should never detract from good works and good will towards others.

In the particular case I wrote about, the Pirates players did this on their own.

As the Father of 2 daughters in the health care industry, actively working in hospitals in New Jersey and currently Florida, with one already having been tested for exposure to a doctor she worked with who has the virus. ANYONE who took the time to do something nice for people like my girls, deserves that huge thumbs up.

Our Fla daughter will be heading home next week, to her next assignment, which will be in an ER about 30 miles from our home. She is not even going to stop to see us, out of concern for us. This is something the parents of these folks deal with.

If anyone is so inclined, doing something for health care workers is a great way to help. Doesn't have to be much. My wife spent last weekend making masks for the workers at our other daughters hospital. This one lives 3 miles away, and also will not come to our house.

As much as we all bellyache and complain about Bob and the Pirates, and the start of the season being delayed, and our lives disrupted (yes, including me), there are other, real hardships occurring right in front of us. Let's all ride this out together and keep the front-liners in mind.

Sorry if this offends anyone! Stay safe and healthy!

NOTE: I am not reacting to anything written by others, or being judgmental. I'm just a Dad who has been affected by the absence of his kids as a result of this epidemic.


All the best to your girls, Javy.  You and your wife raised great people.
Javy and Doc- two excellent representatives from
our previous board


Aren't you a big sweetie!  Right back at ya, Dave.
  
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Reply #14 - Mar 27th, 2020 at 11:19am
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Doc wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 5:31pm:
WildwoodDave wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 4:41pm:
Doc wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 12:41pm:
Javy wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 11:23am:
JulianJay wrote on Mar 24th, 2020 at 7:32am:
what's wrong with you...how dare you break the rules and say something nice...wow...even charity gets a bad name if it can be turned to how the Nutting is ruining all of Pittsburgh maybe the whole world...so many words and energy wasted...think i need a nap after all this typing


I am one of many who has no faith in Nutting and have no belief in him as the owner/leader of our beloved Pirates. That said, I don't care how much of a scoundrel he is - Pirates Charities has done exceptional work in the community since it's inception in 2006.I don't know if he, Ogden, or McClatchey was the driving force behind it, or, someone else is, that should never detract from good works and good will towards others.

In the particular case I wrote about, the Pirates players did this on their own.

As the Father of 2 daughters in the health care industry, actively working in hospitals in New Jersey and currently Florida, with one already having been tested for exposure to a doctor she worked with who has the virus. ANYONE who took the time to do something nice for people like my girls, deserves that huge thumbs up.

Our Fla daughter will be heading home next week, to her next assignment, which will be in an ER about 30 miles from our home. She is not even going to stop to see us, out of concern for us. This is something the parents of these folks deal with.

If anyone is so inclined, doing something for health care workers is a great way to help. Doesn't have to be much. My wife spent last weekend making masks for the workers at our other daughters hospital. This one lives 3 miles away, and also will not come to our house.

As much as we all bellyache and complain about Bob and the Pirates, and the start of the season being delayed, and our lives disrupted (yes, including me), there are other, real hardships occurring right in front of us. Let's all ride this out together and keep the front-liners in mind.

Sorry if this offends anyone! Stay safe and healthy!

NOTE: I am not reacting to anything written by others, or being judgmental. I'm just a Dad who has been affected by the absence of his kids as a result of this epidemic.


All the best to your girls, Javy.  You and your wife raised great people.
Javy and Doc- two excellent representatives from
our previous board


Aren't you a big sweetie!  Right back at ya, Dave.

Putting this into perspective. From what I understand, Bob Nutting spearheaded the formation of Pirate Charities. The Money which is raised is donated by fans and purchasing items at the auctions. How much Nutting donates I don't know. Drew Brees just donated 5 million to the city of New Orleans for virus related victims. Kudos to Brees.
  
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