BRADENTON, Fla. – Country music legend Garth Brooks is joining the Pittsburgh Pirates — for spring training, anyway.
Brooks reported to training camp Monday in Bradenton, Florida, and will work out from Thursday through Feb. 21, Channel 11’s news partners at DK Pittsburgh Sports reported.
So it was Garth Brooks who reached out to the Pirates, his childhood favorite team because of Roberto Clemente. This trial is part of Garth’s 20th-year charity initiative for children. I just asked him to expound on Clemente: #DKPS #Pirates pic.twitter.com/eDJzLU1qQt
– Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic)February 11, 2019
In the past, Brooks has taken part in training camps with the Padres and Mets, according to DK Pittsburgh Sports’ John Perrotto.
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Garth Brooks will start workouts on Thursday and remain in Pirates’ camp through next Thursday. He has done the same in the past with the Padres and Mets. #dkps #pirates
– John Perrotto (@JPerrotto)February 11, 2019
Garth Brooks – yep, *that* Garth Brooks – will join the #Pirates for #SpringTraining. @JPerrotto has more out of Bradenton: https://t.co/5JgJzbYHqb
– DK Pittsburgh Sports (@DKPghSports)February 11, 2019