Pirates fan jumps off Roberto Clemente Bridge to celebrate win (Video)
Prior to Tuesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates had not been to the playoffs since 1992. In fact, this season was the first time the team posted a winning record since that last playoff appearance. That is precisely why fans are so excited that they’re doing stuff like jumping off bridges.
After Pittsburgh defeated the Cincinnati Reds in the one-game wild card playoff on Tuesday, a fan named Dean Pasztor — who revealed his identity on Twitter — jumped off the Roberto Clemente Bridge and into the Allegheny River. He did so while wearing nothing but his underwear. We know this because of a photo that Big League Stew called our attention to:
— Spumoni (@bastarddpasztor) October 2, 2013
In a way, we understand the excitement. Not only has it been more than two decades since the Pirates gave fans something to cheer about, but have you seen the Steelers this year? There isn’t much else going on in Pittsburgh for sports junkies.