New Pirates pitcher dresses up like pirate
August 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher John Axford (59) delivers a pitch during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The Giants defeated the Brewers 4-1. Image by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
John Axford is an original fellow. The former Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians pitcher is a movie buff with a perfect record of picking Oscar winners, and he's also a mustache connoisseur.
Perhaps nothing he's done, however, can top how he greeted fans when he became a Pittsburgh Pirate in a trade this week.
He dressed up in a pirate costume.
No, not a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball jersey costume. An actual pirate costume.