Pirates take Blue Jays home run jacket

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, or at least that is the mindset behind the Pittsburgh Pirates’ new home run celebration.

Major League Baseball quickly adopted the tradition of a post-homerun prop. Nearly every team has one or more. Toronto Blue Jays no longer belongs to this group, as the club has retired its home run jacket for the 2023 baseball season.

Pirates also celebrate home runs with a fake sword The following are some examples of how to get started: give a plush Pikachu doll The player of the match. On Sunday, they introduced another item to their collection: a custom jacket called “La Gente Del Barrio,” featuring the same name as the Blue Jays’ retired blazer.

Toronto’s home run jacket, which debuted in the summer of 2021, was put in the closet as the Blue Jays underwent a culture shift last offseason. But it wasn’t long before it found a new home.

Pirates representatives reached out to the Blue Jays in spring training, asking if the Blue Jays could continue this tradition. according to Sportsnet’s Jamie CampbellToronto has clearly blessed them.

Pittsburgh’s hitters didn’t get an opportunity to showcase their new jacket during Sunday’s contest versus the Cincinnati Reds, as they were held without a round-tripper. The hitters did earn a 2-0 victoryDespite the improvement, the NL Central now leads with 16-7 for the season.

The Blue Jays retired the Home Run Jacket in 2023 but a new team has taken up the torch. (Photo via @justdelossantos/Twitter)

(Photo via @justdelossantos/Twitter) The Blue Jays retired their Home Run Jackets in 2023, but a brand new team has picked up the baton. (Photo via @justdelossantos/Twitter)

The Pirates, who haven’t made the playoffs since 2015, have been one of baseball’s top early-season stories thus far. They have excelled at scoring and preventing runs despite coming off two consecutive seasons of 100-loss records.

The rotation’s early success has been a pleasant surprise. They entered Sunday ranked 10th and second in majors for ERA, as well as innings pitched. Johan Oviedo’s 2.22 ERA with 25 strikeouts in four starts is a large part of that success.

Generating offence has also come easily thanks to the return of franchise icon Andrew McCutchen, who’s hitting .277/.388 /.523 with four home runs, 11 RBIs and a 144 wRC+ over 19 games in his 10th season with the Buccos across two stints.

The Pirates will have a chance to show off their brand new blazer when they play the Blue Jays in a three-game series starting on May 5 at PNC Park.

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