By now you've probably heard of the #PNCBlackout. Several Pirates players took to social media, encouraging fans who would be in attendance for tomorrow's playoff game to wear all black. The Pirates will also be handing out black towels to wave during the game, which wasn't planned as part of the blackout. Here is an image of how the same plan worked in Chicago a few years ago for a White Sox game.
A lot of the players were excited when talking about the possibility of a blackout after today's workout at PNC Park.
"I hope the blackout is going to happen," Jason Grilli said. "I think everyone is going to climb on board that one. Why not do it?"
"It's going to be exciting man," Josh Harrison said. "It gives the fans something to look forward to. Not only do they look forward to coming out and cheering us on, but they get to look forward to participating in the blackout, which I think is going to be cool."
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