Keepin’ it real in Philly, yo.
Game on! The Pirates all decided to wear Penguins gear during their upcoming road trip to show support for their Pittsburgh brethren in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That wasn’t enough for Brandon Inge, who came to the ballpark in full Mario Lemieux regalia, including pads, a helmet, and roller blades, making this the best rollerblade-wearing decision anyone has made in at least a decade. If Inge had more advance notice and a few more hair follicles, I’m sure he would have produced a glorious mullet to tie the whole ensemble together. The picture is a little blurry, so it’s hard to tell if method actor Inge retained all his teeth for the stunt.
On Sunday, January 27 the St. Louis Blues all wore Stan Musial tribute jerseys during warmups.
Image from the Flick account of Permanent Record (aka Paul Lukas, aka UniWatch)
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher was scheduled to throw out the first pitch before the Tampa Bay Rays’ game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Instead, he shot it.
Photos: Steve Nesius/Reuters, Mike Carlson/The Associated Press
Let’s make this a real sport, shall we?