‘I was excited about 7 consecutive wins’ Pittsburgh coach “If I win 10 in a row, I will shave my head”… But the opponent for the next 3 consecutive matches is the Dodgers
- on Apr 24, 2023
Pittsburgh coach Derek Shelton (53), who recently won 7 consecutive wins and ranked first in the Central Division of the National League (NL), made a promise to shave his head if he wins 10 consecutive wins.
An official familiar with the circumstances of the Major League Pittsburgh club met with Star News at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 24th (Korean time) and said, “Coach Shelton is encouraging the players who are continuing their winning streak and to continue the team’s good mood. I made a promise to the players to ‘shave’,” he hinted.
As of this day, the Pittsburgh team recorded 16 wins and 7 losses with a win rate of 0.696 this season, ranking first in the district. It is half a game behind second place Milwaukee.
It was the 1992 season, 31 years ago, that Pittsburgh ranked first in the final district of the season. It was a team that was more familiar with defeat than victory, not only failing to advance to the postseason for the last 7 consecutive seasons, but also staying at the bottom of the district for 3 consecutive years from 2019 to 2021. Therefore, as a way to continue this winning streak, the coaching staff and staff are voluntarily making pledges.
According to officials, an employee at the Pittsburgh club’s clubhouse pledged to “waxing” the hair on his back if the team won five games in a row and put it into practice. In addition, Bench Coach Don Kelly (43) said he kept his promise to shave.
One of the Pittsburgh staffers who observed this situation made a promise to dye his hair gray if he won six games in a row.
Pittsburgh won 7 in a row with a 2-0 win over Cincinnati at home that day. Then, coach Shelton was the second member of the coaching staff to promise to shave his head, following bench coach Kelly.
Pittsburgh recently faced Colorado (5th in the NL West) and Cincinnati (5th in the NL Central), which are considered relatively underdogs during their 7-game winning streak. However, after taking a day off on the 25th, starting on the 26th, they will play three home games against the LA Dodgers, a strong team tied for first place in the NL West.메이저놀이터
Attention is focusing on whether the Pittsburgh players will be able to realize Shelton’s promise of ‘shaving’ by winning 10 straight games by sweeping the Dodgers in three straight matches.