Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

Gerrit Cole made it to the Penguins' Game 5 and traded jerseys with Ian Cole

After the Rockies and Pirates played an inning on Sunday afternoon, the skies opened and the rain came down resulting in a long delay. Which presented a problem -- not just for the fans in attendance but for Pirates' ace Gerrit Cole, too. You see, the Penguins had a crucial Game 5 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs that night and if the delay went too long, Cole might not have been able to take in the game. 

Fortunately for the Penguins (and unfortunately for baseball fans), the Pirates game was eventually postponed until Monday, which meant the Pens' biggest local fan could be in attendance. 

Even better, Cole was bringing his jersey to trade with the Penguins' defender, Ian Cole. 

Of course, the pitcher wouldn't be left shirtless at the rink (that would be very cold). He got his own Ian Cole jersey.

Cole wasn't the only Pirate in attendance, though. 

This is some Pittsburgh pride. 

Though the Penguins would go on to lose, 4-3, in overtime, Cole was there cheering the whole game.