Gerrit Cole shows support for Penguins with drawing in Pirates clubhouse
Pittsburgh pitcher sketches picture of bird to root on Steel City team in Cup FinalNHL.com @NHLdotcom
The Pittsburgh Penguins are feeling the love from their Steel City baseball brethren.
Gerrit Cole, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, drew a picture of a tuxedoed-penguin and wrote "Let's Go Pens" on a whiteboard in their clubhouse in a show of support for the Penguins against the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports).
Cole was not on the mound for the Pirates home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park on Monday, but he may make an appearance at PPG Paints Arena for the Cup Final. Although he hails from Newport Beach, California, Cole is a noted backer of the Penguins who attended at least one Penguins home game during their run to the Cup last season.
The Pirates also voiced their support for the Penguins, albeit in a less artistic manner than Cole.