Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Marlon Byrd didn’t have the game-winning hit or even the knockout blow, really, when the Pirates beat the Brewers Wednesday. But, the Pirates’ newest addition to the starting lineup made the most noise with a three-run home run over the center field fence and into the bushes that broke open a 4-1 ballgame in the bottom of the seventh. “It was one of those things, you come to a new team, new stadium, new fans, new everything, and it’s like the first day of school for you at a new school and you want to feel accepted,” Byrd said. ‘I felt accepted all day long.” Marlon Byrd received a curtain after his three-run home run in the seventh inning as he made his Pirates debut. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Byrd made it easy for Pirates fans to accept him with his 22nd home run of the 2013 season, and his first in a Pirate uniform in the first game he donned a Pirate uniform. “I’m with the Pittsburgh Pirates and we’re fighting to get to the playoffs, so I just looked around, started smiling, l...
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