Starling Marte of the Pirates went on the disabled list earlier this week with a hand contusion. One Pittsburgh fan took the time to give the outfielder a homemade ‘Get Well Soon’ sign before Thursday night’s loss to Milwaukee at PNC Park. Cue the ‘Full House’-inspired “awwwwws” from the crowd.
This fan is clearly too young to have been beaten down by two decades of abysmal baseball futility in Pittsburgh. He still has his spirit.
The Pirates, who are looking to make the postseason for the first time since 1992, entered play on Friday trailing the Cardinals by one game in the National League Central. Pittsburgh is 2.5 games ahead of the Reds atop the Wild Card standings and are six clear of Arizona for the second spot.