Singing for charity a ‘no-brainer’ for Brault

PITTSBURGH — If everything had gone according to plan, Steven Brault would have spent Saturday night in St. Petersburg, getting ready for his first outing of the season while the Pirates opened the season against the Rays at Tropicana Field. And if everything had gone according to plan, Elena Mayo

PITTSBURGH — If everything had gone according to plan, Steven Brault would have spent Saturday night in St. Petersburg, getting ready for his first outing of the season while the Pirates opened the season against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

And if everything had gone according to plan, Elena Mayo would have hosted a talent show at her school to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. But with baseball on hold and large gatherings suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, both made the best of their situation on Saturday night.

Elena Mayo, daughter of MLB.com reporter Jonathan Mayo, hosted a virtual talent show streamed live on Facebook as part of her Leukemia and Lymphoma Society student of the year campaign. And Brault, who’s working his way back from a strained left shoulder during the season delay, showed off his talent — not on the mound, but in front of the microphone — to support a good cause.

Sitting at his computer, Brault sang part of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the musical “Carousel,” the lead single from his upcoming album “A Pitch at Broadway.” It was a fitting…

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