Pirates new reliever John Axford introduces himself to Pittsburgh fans in full pirate costume
The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed reliever John Axford off waivers from the Cleveland Indians, and Axford responded with a hilarious tweet introducing himself to Pirates fans.
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There is only a month and a half left in the 2014 MLB season, but it looks like Pirates fans will grow to love Axford pretty quickly.
The 31-year old righty also gave a heartfelt goodbye to Cleveland despite just joining the team this year.
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Thank you @Indians for the experience & opportunity, the city of Cleveland for taking me in, & the fans for making me feel welcome...— John Axford (@JohnAxford) August 15, 2014
...and, of course, a huge thank you to my teammates for accepting me & making me feel like family from day 1. I'll miss you all!— John Axford (@JohnAxford) August 15, 2014