Andrew McCutchen finally explains the hand signal the Pirates dugout does after a big hit
Finally, an explanation for the Pirates' hand signals
When Francisco Liriano smacked an RBI double in the bottom of the second inning against the D-backs on Tuesday night, the Pirates responded how they've often responded to big hits this season -- with this weird hand motion:
Are they hexing their opponents? Doing some sort of adapted version of spirit fingers?
For months, the world has wondered why this is the Pirates' go-to celebration. "I've asked multiple players, multiple times -- no one would say anything," ROOT Sports' Robby Incmikoski said.
Finally, Andrew McCutchen explained the origin:
Well, that makes a lot more sense than some sort of magic ritual ...
But Cutch did say it means whatever we want it to mean. So we're going to stick with hexing.