• Remarkably, Chris Stewart is moving around freely without the aid of crutches only a few days past his Wednesday knee surgery. In fact, he was tentatively planned to begin some running on Monday, until the wet conditions ruled that out.
• The biggest loss with Monday's rainout was the opportunity to hear the Richardson 5 singers, from Lake Wales, Fla., perform the National Anthem. To make up for not being able to take the field, the five youngsters sought refuge from the rain under a canopy outside the Pirates' clubhouse and performed a series of songs that delighted and amazed passersby.
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