I’m bringin the “Z” back…stay tuned
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) April 8, 2013
The infamous Zoltan hand signal is apparently returning to action. That is, if the Pirates can actually produce some form of clutch hit in the near future.
Some good tweets in response to the “news”…
Love you Cutch but the letter I was thinking we need is W. RT "@TheCUTCH22: I'm bringin the "Z" back…stay tuned"
— Andrew Rothey (@AndrewRothey) April 8, 2013
We get enough Z’s watching the Pirates hit
— Brad(@laclips) April 8, 2013
Personally, we think the Zoltan should have been kept in 2012. It’s not like the team’s success was sustained anyway, and those who say it helped the Pirates win games are plain wrong. This article, titled “Pirates riding the Power of ‘Z’ to first place” from July 13th, 2012 clearly states:
[quote_center]Forget about Andrew McCutchen, James McDonald or A.J. Burnett. The secret behind the Pirates’ rise to first place in the Central Division is all about the “Z.”[/quote_center]
Good hitting and good pitching wins baseball games, not a hand signal. But as fans of a franchise that hasn’t won in 20 years, we probably aren’t expected to know that.
But, hey, if it sells some t-shirts and helps the fans have fun, go for it.