Thanks to my bud Dan for this.
We’ve continued this Great Moments feature for long enough now (almost 2 years!) that you should be pretty up to date on the tactics that generic merch vendors use to skirt official team licenses. But even I’m not sure if this one is deliberate or unintentional.
Do the Pirates have a license on the ‘Buccos‘ nickname? Is there any way to find that out? Cos I’ve never in my life used or seen the term ‘Buckos‘ used to describe my baseball team. This shirt is obviously an homage to the Pirates, what with the stylized Jolly Roger and all.
But whatever. As long as these Buccos…er, Buckos keep pushing and trying not to die as they near .500 and beyond, I could care less how they’re referenced.
If you have any unlicensed Pittsburgh sports gear, or awesome generic sports gear from any team, send them to me and I’ll post them.
(thanks to Cotter for the banner pic)