Lineup introductions at baseball games aren’t typically an attraction. Usually, their greatest purpose is to provide warning that you’ve only got a few minutes to get out of the concessions line and into your seat.
However, that’s not the case at PNC Park in Pittsburgh this year, where the Pirates lineup is introduced using an amazingly awesome video in the style of HBO’s Game of Thrones intro sequence. The team worked with an animation studio to recreate the very complex and detailed GoT opener with some cool references to the Pirates and the city of Pittsburgh. You can check it out in full above.
It’s one of the best and most creative lineup videos fans will ever see in their entire life, and knowing how jacked up the intro gets me for Game of Thrones every Sunday, I’m sure the players love kicking off their games with it, too.
Here’s the question begging to be asked, though: Wouldn’t this be a much more natural fit for the Royals, considering their name? Also, the company that helped the Pirates put it together is based in Kansas City, so the Royals are probably kicking themselves for not thinking of this idea first.