Are you going to make fun of the Portland Pirates’ pink jerseys? Are you going to call them sissies, or “a bunch of girls?” Are you going to be the one to tell these large man, wearing body armor and carrying sticks, that a Pink Pirate is actually a very dirty thing? Because I’m sure as hell not.
The Pirates, the Sabres’ AHL affiliate, took on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this weekend wearing pink sweaters, to be auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer research. That’s a noble gesture, but I would’ve loved to be a fly on the wall in the locker room when someone told 6′4″, 225 lb. defenseman Paul Baier that he’d be donning the universal color for tutus.