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Young Pirates Fan Goes on a Rollercoaster of Emotions

Funny and Happy

Baseball is a funny thing.

It can, on one beat, take you higher than you’ve ever been before – embracing strangers, spilling beer in jubilation, etc. – just moments before tearing you down – fighting strangers and pouring beer on your own head in depression. Just me? Okay.


A young Pirates fan experienced his own carnival ride of emotions (plus a heck of a lot more) in the Pirates 18 inning marathon win over the Nationals on Sunday. And it’ll all began with a game-tying, two out, two strike homer off the bat of Daniel Murphy in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Check it out:

Devastation, excitement, exhaustion, anxiousness, candy, disbelief, boredom, more exhaustion, dinner and … Hey! that’s a Starling Marte home run!! WOO! We made it!

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But, after nearly six hours, what he’s probably thinking is, “I finally get to go home!”


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.