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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 Final

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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).

Tweet from @C_AdamskiTrib: On the dry erase board in the Pirates clubhouse. (Artist unknown) pic.twitter.com/KRvaXg83pi

Tweet from @penguins: Shoutout to expert artist, Gerrit Cole! Let's Go Pens! �� https://t.co/kHjUJDTMdY

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.

Tweet from @Pirates: "When you play Pittsburgh, you play the whole city."Good luck to our friends the @penguins! #BurghProud pic.twitter.com/YJ2dMZI8tE

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