I have to admit, even it sometimes feels forced, I love seeing athletes of one team in the stands of another team from the same city. There’s something cool about it, something unifying. For example, I even heard the Cubs used to let the White Sox players eat up to three free hot dogs, before Mat Latos ruined it for everyone. But I digress.
Gerrit Cole is the young ace of the Pittsburgh Pirates and, is apparently also a big fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He’s such a big fan, in fact, that he got a little lost in the moment at the last game he was at.
Check it out:
What? You thought #BurghProud was just a Twitter thing?
— Pirates (@Pirates) May 5, 2016
Now that’s excitement.
Unfortunately, Cole kept his mood up just a bit too much and had to be told by the usher (just taking a guess here): “Excuse me, Mr. Sir-Man, can you, uh, please not scream at other players and not knock on the glass … ?”
NBCSN caught Gerrit Cole being told to cool it on the heckling. Seemed like he was a good sport about it. pic.twitter.com/bdGCohJgmk
— Alex Iniguez (@alexiniguez) May 5, 2016
(“Shh! I secretly don’t care if you knock on the glass, but my boss said I have to say that. Give me a thumbs up as I walk away so I know you still think I’m cool …”).
Cole kept it down after that.