So much for hard work and sacrifice.

Earlier this season, 24-year-old catcher John Bormann was allowed to circumvent the traditional path to the big leagues.

The Pittsburgh Pirates, desperate for a warm backup body behind the plate because of an injury to regular catcher Francisco Cervelli, reached out to Bormann.

Here's the thing though.

Dude plays for the Bradenton Marauders.

For those of you playing along at home, that would be the Class A Florida State League.

The Pirates seem to be good at moves like this, especially this season. Click over for more details at The Daily Player. We'll wait.

That's because we here at Fanorama won't pressure you into do-it-or-screw-it situations. We'll let you do that to yourself. For example, barbecue season can come and go in a flash, and wouldn't be just totally awesome if you had a Cowboy Kuzy handmade bourbon-color beer holster right now!

Cowboy Kuzy handmade bourbon-color beer holster

Admit it. That's pretty damn cool for only $29.99.

Just think how handy it'd be, freeing up both hands for other things, like holding more beer. It could serve as an ice breaker, in a may I offer you kinda way. And if you're doing the barbecuing, this holster could just possibly be essential.

So, we're not gonna pressure you one bit.

But if you click here to buy one and get 404'd because we've only got 'em while supplies last, don't' say you were pressured into being warned, either. We're just not those sorta dudes.





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