Pirates infielder Brandon Inge wears Mario Lemieux uniform to game
Pirates infielder Brandon Inge is all in on supporting the Penguins in their Stanley Cup run. He decided to dress like Mario Lemieux.
When a city has multiple professional sports teams, it's not uncommon for the players to show support for each other, especially when one of them is on a playoff run.
Pittsburgh is no exception, and now that the Penguins have a chance to move on to the Eastern Conference finals with one more win against the Ottawa Senators, everybody in the town seems to be all in on supporting the team.
In years past it's been common to spot members of the Steelers in the crowd at Consol Energy Center, especially in the playoffs. (Coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert are regulars). The Pirates, Pittsburgh's major league baseball team, obviously don't want to be left off the bandwagon and have already made it known they will be wearing Penguins jerseys on their upcoming road trip.
The Penguins even presented Pirates manager Clint Hurdle with a jersey earlier in the week.
Nice touch. But that's nothing compared to what infielder Brandon Inge did Thursday when he showed up in the Pirates' locker room in a full Mario Lemieux uniform, complete with jersey, shoulder pads, hockey pants, helmet, stick and roller blades.
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