Pittsburgh Pirates Caption Contest: Jared Hughes Edition

Most of you are aware of how the game goes, you write a caption to go with the picture of Pirates reliever Jared Hughes.[Click to embigen]  The caption is left in the comments below.

Our panel of people who think they are funny, decide on a winner in a couple of days. The winner and sometimes winners plural…get a Pirates Prospects Guide. Ready? Go!


Quick bio on Hughes:

Jared Hughes attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School and was drafted in the 16th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.  Hughes didn’t sign and chose to attend Santa Clara University and would then transfer to become a Dirt Bag at Long Beach State University after the 2004 season.

The right hander pitched for the Dirt Bags during the 2005 and 2006 season as a starter putting up a respectable 16-7 record over his career which included 197 innings pitched with 164 strikeouts.

The Buccos drafted Hughes in the fourth round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.   Hughes spent five years in the minor leagues and really wasn’t spectacular.  He started 2011 in the Altoona Curve rotation, but was promoted to Indianapolis and was effective out of the bullpen.  Hughes got the call in September of 2011 to join the big club.

He has been a major contributor as a relief pitcher for the Pirates and has been in his share of controversy including when Brandon Phillips accused him of calling him ‘boy.’

Hughes will turn 28 on July 4 and figures prominently in the Pirates future plans.

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  • Jim Marter

    Some major leagues get caught pickin’ their nose on camera; Hughes gets caught hiding the evidence.

  • http://twitter.com/davohl Dave Ohliger

    “It’s the big ‘W’, I tell ya!”

    “Yeah, I got the big ‘W’ right here, pal.”

  • Sean Quinn

    the ol’ hidden balls trick

  • Sean Quinn

    of all days to have one of those “not so fresh” days.

  • Stargell_Stars

    Tabata: Wish he’d quit playin’ with himself and throw the damned ball! I’m bored out here…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/janet.coats.16 Janet Coats


  • Marren Worris

    How does Tabata deal with taping his dong to his leg every night?