Michael McKenry, a 26-year-old rookie and the Pirates seventh catcher to play this season, just hit a 3-run home run to give the Pirates a 7-4 lead against the Cubs in the bottom of the eighth. It was his first career longball and one which required him to jump up the dugout steps and give the home fans a tip of the cap. 
And just in case you don’t think the Pittsburgh fans were amped up by it, take a look at the crowd as McKenry rounded the bases: 

I don’t know how the season is going to end for the Pirates, but like a cheesy baseball movie which features a plucky team of slaughterhouse-working orphans, there is something magical going on. 

Michael McKenry, a 26-year-old rookie and the Pirates seventh catcher to play this season, just hit a 3-run home run to give the Pirates a 7-4 lead against the Cubs in the bottom of the eighth. It was his first career longball and one which required him to jump up the dugout steps and give the home fans a tip of the cap. 

And just in case you don’t think the Pittsburgh fans were amped up by it, take a look at the crowd as McKenry rounded the bases: 

I don’t know how the season is going to end for the Pirates, but like a cheesy baseball movie which features a plucky team of slaughterhouse-working orphans, there is something magical going on. 

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    love this love this love this. GO BUCS GO.
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    By God. The Pirates are actually fun to watch. And they could be in FIRST PLACE by the end of tonight.
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    game winner baby. It is positively electric around here. I am living and dying with this baseball team in a way that...
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    This team.
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