Andrew Broadwater is one VERY hopeful Pirates fan. He went out and got a "World Champs" tattoo, 77 days before the World Series. What's the difference between him and every other person with a "World Champs" tat? He's says they'll actually win.


"I’ve been joking around with my wife for about a month now saying, 'hey, I’m gonna get the Pirates championship tattooed on my leg,'" said Andrew Broadwater, a correctional dietary officer in Frostburg, Md., two hours southeast of Pittsburgh.

"And she said, 'nah, you won’t do that, you’re not that crazy,'" Broadwater said, who has seven other tattoos, none of which have attempted to predict the future. "And she went to work today and I had the day off from work, and I went down and I got it tattooed on me, and there it is."

The Pirates will prove him right, he says.

"Last year I still felt we were missing a couple key players," he said. "But this year -- AJ Burnett returned, the pitching’s strong, Andrew McCutchen’s playing lights out, Polanco and Marte in the outfield."

"I think this will be the first time since 1979. I think the championship banner will go up at PNC Park next April on Opening Day."

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