Pirates' McCutchen: Baseball Is Dying In Economically Challenged Communities

April 6, 2015 8:58 AM

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RENEE MONTAGNE, BYLINE: Baseball is back. In the major league season opener last night, the St. Louis Cardinals shut out the Chicago Cubs 3-0. The return of baseball gives fans reason to celebrate, including our own David Greene. This morning, David takes us to a story of concern, though, about the state of the national pastime.

UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #1: He just swung on a drill - deep to left field. Way back, Ludwick is back at the wall. Clear the deck, cannonball coming. He's done it again. Andrew McCutchen has given the Pirates the lead in the 11th inning...

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