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Pirates fan leaves school early after being diagnosed with ‘Bucco fever’

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As someone who once skipped school to attend Game 1 of the 1989 ALCS and watched Dave Stewart and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays, I whole-heartedly subscribe to the theory that playoff baseball is a worthwhile reason to miss a day of school.

And that's why the unnamed Pittsburgh Pirates fan/father who sent the note below gets a BLS fist-bump. He handed over a doctor's note for his son's "Bucco Fever." In Dad's defense, I hear Dr. McCutchen is one of the best.

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(For The Win)

The note was obtained by For The Win, which doesn't provide too many details, so we're left to wonder whether dad and Braden will be watching Game 2 on TV or taking a trip to St. Louis. If it's the former, which we imagine it is, that will show you that Pirates baseball is a big deal at the moment in Pittsburgh. 

Babies at local hospitals are being welcomed to the world with Pirates gear and school-aged children are catching Bucco fever before the NLDS has even comes to Pittsburgh. What will happens to the city Sunday when it hosts Game 3  at PNC Park? It might become a pandemic.

The postseason is upon us. Spend it with The Stew.
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