PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – The giant Vinnie Richichi head – the brainchild of The Fan Morning Show – made its resounding and highly successful debut this past Sunday at the Petersen Events Center during Pitt’s overtime win over Villanova.

However, Pirates pitcher Jeff Karstens beat him to it.

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“I don’t know,” Karstens said, “It was just one of those things last year where my hair was taking a course of its own; someone decided to pause one of the games we were playing (on TV) and it came out kind of weird looking and they made a giant head out of it.”

The Karstens head made its first appearance at the Pitt-Syracuse game and was back for Villanova.

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“I’m 2-and-0,” Karstens said, but he got a kick out of the Vinnie head, as well when someone sent him a photo of it.

Karstens agrees that both oversized melons should go with Pitt to the Big East Tournament and the NCAAs.

“Oh without a doubt,” says Karstens who will be busy with Spring Training. “If I can’t be there myself, may as well be there in spirit.”

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Listen to the interview here: