Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has always been a big baseball guy. He was a standout outfielder on a team that won a state championship at Western Michigan Christian High School. And living in his adopted city of Pittsburgh, Bylsma has also become a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Bylsma will be a celebrity guest in the Pirates Social Media Suite at PNC Park Friday night. He'll be taking over the Pirates Twitter account (@pirates
) and cheering on the Bucs as they battle division rival Cincinnatti Reds at 7 p.m. and continue their push for the postseason and #Buctober.
To show his excitement, Bylsma even joined in some fun that @pirates and their fans were having. During Friday's afternoon contest between the Pirates and San Diego Padres, catcher Tony Sanchez made a diving, backflip catch into the Padres dugout on a flyball. And it happened in the eighth inning with the Pirates leading 9-1.
Social media quickly dubbed the play #Sanchezing and Pirates fans littered the Twittershpere with their own version of Sanchezing. And coach Dan joined the fun.
So Dan, when are you taking over the @penguins account?