Found May 23, 2013 on Holdout Sports:
Your browser does not support iframes. Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Brandon Inge showed his support for the local NHL team by getting dressed as Penguins legend Mario Lemieux and skating around the Pirates clubhouse during a Thursday rain delay at PNC Park. Inge dressed in a full hockey uniform with a Lemieux jersey and roller blades for skates, then set up a goal in the middle of the Pirates locker room. Inge displayed some versatility as he skated around with a stick and street hockey ball, although after taking a shot to the face from teammate Neil Walker, something tells us he'll stick with baseball for now. Video via MLB. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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