“Shark Tank” Now A Reality At Pirates Clubhouse
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen has been come to be known as the “shark tank,” and now they’re living up to their name.
A real life shark tank has been set up inside the Pirates clubhouse at PNC Park.
The Pirates say setup man Mark Melancon dubbed the team’s group of relieving pitchers the “Shark Tank” on Twitter earlier this season.
The 28-year-old, reportedly came up with the name while diving with great white sharks in southern New Zealand.
Apparently a younger shark needed a name, so they named it “Melancon.”
The shark now swims halfway across the world, while some much smaller versions now swim at PNC Park.