As we showed you earlier this week with that video of a fan jumping off a bridge, Pittsburgh Pirates fans are dangerously excited to be able to root for their team in the playoffs for the first time since 1992. Friday’s Game 2 NLDS matchup between the Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals has an awkward start time of 1:07 p.m. EST. This has undoubtedly disappointed a number of fans who will be stuck at work during the entire game, but one parent isn’t about to let it drag his son down.
The photo above that For the Win passed along shows us that a parent is apparently dismissing their child Braden from school to watch the game. We’re assuming they’re not going to the game since it is in St. Louis, although you never know.
At least the parent tried to be clever with the whole “Dr. McCutchen” thing. Will that be enough to to appease the superintendent of schools? If the family is filled with Bucs fans who are diehard enough to blow off school for a playoff game, I’m sure they don’t really care.