Students Learn Pittsburgh Pirate History

Students Learn Pittsburgh Pirate History

Students swap science class for a history lesson on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
ROARING SPRING, BLAIR COUNTY - Some students may be tired Wednesday morning after watching the Pittsburgh Pirates play in Tuesday's National League wild-card game against the Cincinnati Reds.

That's especially true for the students at Spring Cove Middle School. Many students took part in the school's "Dress Like A Pirate" day.

Some wore actual pirate costumes while others simply wore Pittsburgh Pirate uniforms and t-shirts.

The school's eighth grade science teacher, Mark Snyder came up with the idea and even gave his class a quiz on Pittsburgh Pirate history.

Snyder followed the Pirates loyally for about 20 years, but said years of disappointing seasons caused him to stop watching.

"I got so disgusted," Snyder said. "After about 10 years of losing I stopped paying attention, so to me this season is about the rebirth of the Pirate fan."

Students paid $1 to dress like a pirate, and that money is being donated toward Miracle League, a local baseball league that allows kids with disabilities to play baseball.
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