The Pirates missed a huge marketing opportunity when pitcher Johnny Cueto signed a minor-league deal with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.
Cueto, of course, was part of THE BIGGEST MOMENT IN PITTSBURGH SPORTS HISTORY.
That’s when Cueto dropped the ball because of fan heckling at PNC Park on the way to his Cincinnati Reds losing the 2013 NL wild-card game to the Pirates.
To quote Red Forman, “It was more glorious than D-Day.”
The Pirates should have signed Cueto and had him drop the ball at every home game this season. Let Cueto pitch to one batter, or do it during the seventh-inning stretch. It would be so much fun reliving THE BIGGEST MOMENT IN PITTSBURGH SPORTS HISTORY.
Instead, the Pirates start J.T. Brubaker in Thursday’s season opener at St. Louis.
Brubaker’s record last season was 5-13. His ERA was 5.36.
Roll over, Doug Drabek, and tell Gerrit Cole the news.
Brubaker is the Pirates’ seventh different Opening Day starter in as many seasons.
The Pirates just can’t crap on you enough.
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