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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Zoltan

Published on May 15, 2012 by in Features

Steve Blass and Greg Brown know what's up.

I’ve had quite a few people ask me over the past couple of days what the Pirates were doing with their hand gesture. So I figured I’d write a post about what they are doing.

Zoltan, for those who don’t know, is the wise and powerful leader of a cult of people in the movie “Dude, Where’s My Car” starring acting legends Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott.

Apparently, the Pirates watched the movie together one day and thought it was funny so they decided they would start doing the Zoltan sign.

It’s awesome, and you all should make yourselves familiar with it, because hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot of it in the coming months.


I put a task out to the Twitter world about this and Matt Madore [Twitter] came through in the clutch with this.

UPDATE #2 – 7/8/12:

Guys, the Zoltan “Z” is awesome. Way too many people are doing it wrong by making an “S.” The “S” is not awesome. Here’s a good tutorial on how to do the sign correctly.

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