Since the amount of bobbleheads has diminished in recent years, “Free Shirt Friday” has emerged as one of the top promotions at PNC Park. Each fan receives a Pirates-themed t-shirt upon entering the ballpark on Friday nights. No matter what game you’re attending, you can usually find a Bucco fan sporting a previous free shirt. Without further ado, here are the designs for 2013…
The first shirt, featuring new fan-favorite A.J. Burnett, is arguably the slickest on the list; the Bucs play the defending NL Central champion Reds in their first home weekend series.
The second shirt of the year is also pretty cool, featuring the eyes of the Pirates logo with the team brand directly beneath it. The Upton brothers and Chipper Jones-less Braves come to PNC for this one.
A pretty standard gray shirt with “Pittsburgh Pirates” and “Established 1887,” as the star-studded Washington Nationals come to town.
Definitely cool to see another camouflage shirt this year. This will kickstart the Bucs’ military appreciation weekend, as the Astros come to Pittsburgh as an American League team for the first time. A.J. Burnett camo jersey bobbleheads will be given away on Saturday night, and kids will receive a replica Burnett camo jersey on Sunday afternoon.
The classic Pirates script is featured here; it seems fairly generic but still has some character to it. There should be a good crowd on hand, as the summer sets in and the loaded LA Dodgers visit the ‘Burgh.
The Bucs close out the month of June with a weekend date with Ryan Braun and the Brewers. This unique shirt with Pedro Alvarez’s swing will be given out on Friday night.
The Pirates are rarely home in July, with just one weekend series that month. The Mets visit PNC starting Friday the 12th; the shirt that night is not one we particularly care for.
Another pretty bland shirt, as Troy Tulowitzki and the Rockies come to town.
The gritty D-backs visit Pittsburgh for this one. It looks like there is some sort of design inside the ‘P’ logo, but the picture is too small to tell.
The last weekend of August brings the always competitive Cardinals to PNC Park, and this ‘Pirates Baseball’ shirt will be handed out on Friday.
Hopefully this September Friday night game against the Cubs is better than last season’s September Friday night game against the Cubs.
The final homestand of 2013 brings the Reds to Pittsburgh. This cool shirt featuring Andrew McCutchen will be the last Free Shirt Friday of the year.
All Friday home games start at 7:05 pm. Get your tickets HERE.