Brian Cashman sleeps in Times Square to raise awareness for homeless youth

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I made a passing, joking reference to Brian Cashman sleeping on the streets this morning, but the story behind that deserves its own spotlight.  From the New York Daily News, here’s why he was doing it:

Cashman was hoping that joining a group of nearly 50 business leaders in the Covenant House CEO Solidarity Sleepout would make people think about the plight of homeless youth, some of whom find help every day at the shelter near the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Those friggin’ 1% cause most of our problems, I’m told, but they’re not all bad.

Seriously, though: very cool by Cashman.  He got a lot of criticism as his public profile began to increase a few years ago, but the man seems to understand how much good he can do given his position.

Video: Corey Dickerson breaks scoreless tie with walk-off home run

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Neither the Pirates nor the Tigers could manage any offense during Thursday afternoon’s game at PNC Park. That is, until outfielder Corey Dickerson launched a walk-off solo home run off of Alex Wilson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Dickerson, 28, has been solid for the Pirates for the first month of the season. He’s batting .314/.348/.500 with a pair of home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 92 plate appearances. The Pirates acquired him from the Rays in late February in exchange for journeyman pitcher Daniel Hudson and Single-A infielder Tristan Gray.