A.J. Burnett Is Not The Pitcher Pittsburgh Deserves, He’s The One It Needs
The Pittsburgh Pirates probably have one of the NL Wild Card spots sown up, but it wouldn't be unheard of to watch a team blow it's sure September lead. And who wants to limp into the playoffs? The Pirates are 4-5 so far this month (including a disappointing 3-game sweep by the awful Brewers), they need a shot in the arm. So welcoming starter A.J. Burnett back from a six-week DL stint for elbow soreness is a cause for celebration. So Gotham, er, Pittsburgh, made the call:
For the uninitiated, Burnett's nickname is Batman. Why? He's a huge Batman fan. He has a Batman tattoo. And well, he does this:
— AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) October 31, 2013
So now it totally makes sense, right? And with the table set for Batman's Return, the Pirates should have beaten the Brewers tonight, right? Nope, they lost in 13, 6-4.
What Joker came up with that script?
David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is one for SportsGrid.
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