Batout – An A.J. Burnett tribute

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The 2015 season is winding down and A.J. Burnett only has one more regular season home start left before he rides off into the sunset and retires as an active baseball player. Saturday October 3rd is it for Batman and it’s time for Pittsburgh to show their support. Wear your Batman gear and send A.J. Burnett out the way he deserves. Be loud and let him know what he means to this city and franchise.

The wildcard game will be a Blackout, but October 3rd, 2015 will be a #Batout. Bring your Batman symbol swag, wear Batman t-shirts and be as loud as possible for the man that helped change the culture of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He wasn’t alone obviously, but without A.J. Burnett, I don’t think the Pirates make the playoffs in 2013. Not only because he was such an effective pitcher, but because he was such a leader in that clubhouse and a man that the entire city could embrace. He was talented, loud, tattooed and emotional. He’s everything Pittsburgh is. He’s us and damn it, we love him for it.

So let’s give Batman a kick-ass send off as he winds down the end of a fantastic career. Lets get #BatoutPNC trending and lets #PackPNC. The playoffs are still the most important thing, but before that happens, lets show A.J. Burnett how much we appreciate him as both a pitcher and a person. I can’t think of a better way than making sure PNC Park doesn’t have lots of empty seats.

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