As it was brought to us late last night by Mike Oz over at Big League Stew it turns out that Mr. McCutchen was the first MLB player to be given a custom Beats by Dre set from the company. If you don't know what these things are they are pretty much a pair of headphones that have become a style symbol by athletes and famous people alike.
Take a look at these bad boys:
As Oz says in his story:
"For certain stars, Beat by Dre even makes custom headphones — like these for Kobe Bryant, or these for Knicks superfan Spike Lee.
They are, simply put, a status symbol.
No baseball player had received his own custom pair of Beats by Dre Pro headphones (the Rolls Royce of the line), according to the company's sports marketing manager — until now. Andrew McCutchen got his Friday."
I know some of you are pretty much going to shake your head and say that this is dumb and stupid but what it really shows is that the Pirates have a top of the line player in the league and people are recognizing that. Make sure you take a look at the article for more pictures and a little more backstory but the quote from a Beats by Dre spokesperson says it all:
"We chose Cutch because to us he is the face of the new generation of players."
Feels good to have one of those players on the team we cheer for. Pretty cool.
(h/t to @be2then for the find)