The manager's 11-year-old daughter apparently gave her father a piece of her mind in the morning and, as one reporter lightheartedly interpreted the circumstances, had to "be talked off the ledge" by Dad.
"Maddie is a very passionate Buccos fan," Hurdle said, smiling at the memory of their conversation. "I told her Pirate ships don't have rearview mirrors, so we're sailing forward.
"If I can go Dr. Seuss on her, it helps. I spun it into, 'Don't be sad it happened, be glad that it's over.' I also reminded her that Pirates love tomorrow."
The Bucs dropped the series opener in extra innings after a dropped fly ball by left fielder Starling Marte contributed to the Cardinals' tying run in the ninth inning and prolonged the game.
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