Throughout 2012 and 2013, it was all about the Zoltan Z. Anytime the Pirates would get an extra-base hit, they’d flash up the Z taken away from the movie “Dude, Where’s My Car?” That’s history though, and it seems like the Zoltan days have come to an end.
So what have the Bucs replaced the Zoltan Z celebration with? It appears that it’s the “Yes!” chant that they are going to go with this year. For those who are unaware of the “Yes!” chant and it’s origins, it is the celebration used by WWE superstar Daniel Bryan. We’ve seen the Yes Movement go from sport to sport since Bryan made it big in the WWE, but it appears the Bucs are the first baseball team to join in on it.
It all started during the 16-inning game against the Chicago Cubs on April 2nd. A group of fans started the chant up in section 134/135 around the 10th or 11th inning, and before you knew it, a group of drunk shirtless guys in the outfield had the whole stadium fired up doing the “Yes!” chant.
So enough with me rambling on, and take a look for yourself at what seems to be the latest and greatest celebration done by our beloved Buccos.
If I had to guess, Neil Walker probably had something to do with starting it up with the players. You can see it happen after his home run in Milwaukee, as well as him homer in Cincinnati last night. After all, Walker was the one who got all the players on board with flashing the Zoltan Z back in May 2012.
Let’s Go Bucs