Originally posted on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 8/14/12

During last night’s game, the Pirates and ROOT Sports hosted a charity auction that was wildly successful. By auctioning off some very neat Pirates-related prizes/experiences and some VIP bags, they raised over half a million dollars for Pirates Charities, which is incredible. The proceeds will benefit the Pirates’ “Wins for Kids” program and the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. Great job by all involved.

For those that weren’t interested in shelling out hundreds or thousands of dollars, though, the constant coverage of the auction got to be a little annoying during the game. Pirates fans took to Twitter, and thanks to the great @fsmikey the hash-tag #FakePiratesAuction was born. A ton of hilarious tweets followed, describing some OTHER experiences the Pirates could have auctioned off. Here are some of my favorites:

[View the story "#FakePiratesAuction" on Storify]

RumBunter has more, and you can read all the tweets here.

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