Aware of the fact that the Pirates have been eliminated from playoff contention for a long time, Bednar certainly understands that people who go to PNC Park at this point of the season are true fans, hoping to see some positive signs for the future, and fathers taking their kids to spend a family afternoon or evening and enjoying a ballgame.
Bednar, who made the All-Star Game this season, spotted a situation at the stadium on Monday.
“Wesley took a foul ball from his brother William and made him cry. @david_bednar saw what happened and signed baseballs for the brothers,” the Pirates’ official Twitter account wrote, with a clip of the moment in which Bednar sent two signed balls to the kids, one for each.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 26, 2022
A Cool Gesture From An All-Star Pitcher
You don’t have to fight over who gets the ball anymore, fellas, because an All-Star pitcher has your back!
It was actually a cool gesture from the pitcher.
The kids and the father are all Pirates fans, so hopefully they stick around and watch the team try to return to relevancy in the not-so-distant future.
There is a lot of work to do for the 57-97 Pirates to become competitive again, but at least they have some pieces for the future, like Bryan Reynolds, Oneil Cruz, and the improving Mitch Keller, among others.
Of course, there is also Bednar, who surely hopes to stay at home for a long time and have a good team around him to compete for a playoff spot soon.