Pirates Showing Support For Penguins

Sep 2, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (18) is greeted by manager Clint Hurdle (right) after hitting a 3-run home run in the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


When the Pittsburgh Pirates travel to Milwaukee and Detroit this upcoming weekend, they will be wearing another Pittsburgh franchise’ jersey doing so.

Supporting the Penguins during their playoff run, the Pirates team website reported that they will don the Pens sweater in the locker room for their six-game road trip – according to Sam Petrella of MLB.com.

Going all-out – Pirates’ infielder Brandon Inge even came into Wednesday’s game with a full-on Mario Lemieux outfit – skates, pads and all.

Happy to support the Pens, Inge understand’s community comradely – per Petrella:

“Other athletes understand what you’re going through, the everyday stress, and what it takes to become a good team.  It’s good for the city.”

Head coach Dan Bylsma acknowledged how “cool” it was to see the Pirates’ showing their support – per Petrella:

“I thought it was awesome.  We saw the picture Brandon had sent over to our team yesterday.  (We) saw the jersey, the net in locker room [in the clubhouse here] thought that was real cool.”

The Pens have a chance to close their series out Friday in Pittsburgh when they face the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Topics: Pittsburgh Penguins

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