Andrew McCutchen pays tribute to Pittsburgh with newborn son’s name (pics)
Pittsburgh Pirates superstar outfielder Andrew McCutchen and his wife, Maria Hanslovan, on Monday welcomed a son into the world. And to say McCutchen paid tribute to the city in which he plays when naming the newborn boy would be an understatement:
McCutchen took to Twitter Wednesday to announce the happy family news, mentioning the time of birth and weight as well as the little one’s unique name.
Steel Stefan McCutchen born 11/27/17 at 3:21 AM. 8lbs 15oz. I am so thankful for a healthy baby… https://t.co/fZpNejzEHe
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) November 29, 2017
McCutchen also posted a heartwarming photograph of him holding little Steel.
Steel Stefan McCutchen born 11/27/17 at 3:21 AM. 8lbs 15oz. I am so thankful for a healthy baby and wife. Watching my wife go thru this journey has made me appreciate,respect and love her even more than I already do. She literally is Superwoman in my eyes. Now, here lays my son. Seeing you for the first time is something I cannot put into words. I am already a proud daddy! Thank you God for giving me the gift of a baby boy!Okay I gotta go and stare at him some more☺️
The Pirates sent out a tweet congratulating their superstar player.
Congratulations to @TheCUTCH22 and @MariaHanslovan on the birth of their son! pic.twitter.com/1HcPFGx2Lh
— Pirates (@Pirates) November 29, 2017
Speaking of the Pirates, the team did something recently that made McCutchen’s decision to name his son Steel all the more sensible. Via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Naming Steel after the city where his father plays ball may have seemed like a better idea to McCutchen as of Friday, when the Pirates picked up his $14.75 million contract option for 2018.
The Pirates could have bought out the option for $1 million, which would have made McCutchen a free agent.
There has, however, been rumors swirling that McCutchen could be headed elsewhere. A report has surfaced that the San Francisco Giants may pursue McCutchen should the team be unable to acquire Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
Be that as it may, McCutchen has never hid his fondness for Pittsburgh, and an essay penned for The Players’ Tribune in February was essentially a love letter to the Steel City. Naming his son Steel only further establishes his affinity for Pittsburgh.