Pittsburgh Steelers fans are some of the rowdiest and most passionate people that we have ever seen with our own two eyes, although we hear Oakland Raiders fans on their home turf can be worse. Steel City’s baseball team, The Pirates, is less popular, given the bad luck they’ve experienced for the past two decades, but when the team earned their first playoff win in 21 years with a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds this week, special stops were pulled out to celebrate.
While one super fan literally jumped off the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh amid shouts and chants of “Let’s Go Bucs,” a local hospital decided to have a slightly more calm celebration. St. Clair Hospital announced via Twitter that they will be dressing all of their newborns as little pirates for the month of “Buctober.”
Pirate onesies, red bandanas, and mini bats abound in the neonatal unit, and we can’t even handle all the cuteness! Not only did St. Clair’s Hospital post a pic of a single babe with the caption, “@Pirates All of St. Clair's newborns are turning into Baby Buccos. Is this the next Pittsburgh Kid? #Buctober,” but they even introduced the “rest of the St. Clair Hospital Baby Bucco Bullpen!”
This just might be the most adorable celebration of sports fandom we have ever seen. We also expect a full report on each of these babies in 20 years to see how many of them are still Pirates fans, or if any of them have even made the team!