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The Bucco Brigade

The Bucco Brigade is an interactive squad that handles the in-game entertainment for all Pirates home games.

Their responsibilities include the T-Shirt Toss, Hot Dog Shoot, Baseball Quiz, and many more interactive inning breaks. The Bucco Brigade members also serve as ambassadors to our fans in the ballpark and in the community.

For more information regarding The Bucco Brigade, please call 412-325-4730 or e-mail mascots@pirates.com.

ANNA

Hometown:
Pittsburgh PA
Hobbies:
Watching movies and singing
Favorite TV Shows:
House, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Spongebob, Jersey Shore, Glee
Favorite Movies:
Pirates of the Caribbean series
Pets:
My chocolate lab Coco and my goldfish Speedo
Favorite Childhood Game:
Clue
Favorite Music:
Country, Rap, R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop

BRANDAN

Hometown:
I'm kind of a drifter, but originally from New York. Here's pretty much the breakdown: NY - 14 years, SC - 4 years, PA - 5 years, but if anybody guesses where my hometown is and they mention one of these states, I will accept it.
Hobbies:
Playing video games, working out (most of the time), learning about science and new technologies, and meeting new people.
Favorite TV Show:
The Boondocks
Favorite Movie:
Men of Honor
Three Words to Describe Me:
Chill, funny, understanding
Favorite Food:
Steak

COLLEEN

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite TV Show:
The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Movie:
Anchorman
Three Words to Describe Me:
Organized, stubborn, athletic (well, before I had a day job)
Favorite Childhood Game:
Scattergories
Favorite Food:
Pierogies and Buffalo Chicken Salad
Favorite Music:
Does *NSYNC still count?

DAVE

Hometown:
Penn Hills, PA
Hobbies:
Basketball, hockey, fishing, hunting
Favorite TV Show:
Jersey Shore
Favorite Movies:
Rocky 1-6
Favorite Childhood Game:
Mouse Trap
Favorite Food:
Italian
Favorite Music:
R&B

DEBBIE

Hometown:
Monroeville, PA
Hobbies:
Shopping, dancing, singing, acting
Favorite TV Show:
Friends
Pets:
A bunny named Joey and a puppy named Phoebe
Three Words to Describe Me:
Passionate, driven, stubborn
Favorite Pirates Memory:
2006 - All-Star Game in Pittsburgh, Freddy Sanchez won the NL batting title
Favorite Music:
The Clarks, Lifehouse, Bush, Pat McGee Band, Goo Goo Dolls

DREW

Hometown:
Harmony, PA
Hobbies:
Rock Climbing & rappelling, swimming, cooking pierogies, playing piano, computer programming
Favorite Movie:
The Little Mermaid
Pet:
Cat named Tyra
Three Words to Describe Me:
Faithful, disciplined, hungry
Favorite Pirates Memory:
Mark Smith's 10th inning walk-off home run to clinch a no-hitter for Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon in 1997.

ERICA

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Hobbies:
softball, shopping and skiing
Favorite TV Show:
Hannah Montana
Pets:
Cat named Bailey
Three Words to Describe Me:
Spontaneous, passionate, funny
Favorite Food:
Gyros
Favorite Music:
Aerosmith

JESSICA

Hometown:
Charleroi, PA
Hobbies:
Snowboarding, working out, reading books
Favorite TV Show:
Once Upon a Time
Favorite Movie:
The Help
Three Words to Describe Me:
Energetic, compassionate, determined
Favorite Pirates Memory:
My first Pirates game when they played at Three Rivers Stadium
Favorite Food:
Homemade cheese raviolis

JUSTIN

Hometown:
Glassport, PA
Favorite Movies:
The Hangover and Harry Potter
Favorite TV Show:
The Office
Three Words to Describe Me:
Incredible, outgoing, cuddly
Favorite Childhood Game:
Yahtzee!!!
Favorite Food:
Pierogies
Favorite Music:
Taylor Swift or anything that's on the radio

KAITLIN

Hometown:
Greensburg, PA
Hobbies:
Running, skiing, rowing for Pitt Crew, drawing
Pets:
My dog Brownie, a turtle named Speedy
Favorite Pirates Memory:
Running the bases after a game at Three Rivers Stadium when I was six years old
Favorite Childhood Game:
Freeze Tag
Favorite Food:
Chinese
Favorite Music:
Lady Gaga

KATIE

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Hobbies:
Volunteering, dancing, baking, running
Favorite Movie:
Wedding Crashers
Pets:
None. Just my husband Joe :)
Favorite Pirates Memory:
2006 All Star Game & festivities
Favorite Food:
Chocolate
Favorite Music:
Dave Matthews Band

KELSEY

Hometown:
Akron, OH
Favorite TV Shows:
Keeping up with the Kardashians, Food Network, Saved by the Bell
Pets:
Yep! Kerbie, Puppy, Mr. Alex and Hanny-bear
Three Words to Describe Me:
Positive, spontaneous, enthusiastic
Favorite Pirates Memory:
When I was a little kid and my family would travel from Akron. I remember riding the ferry over from Station Square and my dad teaching me how to keep score.
Favorite Childhood Game:
Hungry-hungry hippos
Favorite Food:
Fresh raspberries

LAUREN

Hometown:
Cranberry Township, PA
Hobbies:
Playing sports especially volleyball, snowboarding, dancing, reading
Favorite Movie:
A League of Their Own
Three Words to Describe Me:
Outgoing, energetic, compassionate
Favorite Pirates Memory:
Opening day 2007! It was my first time working Opening Day, the weather was warm, the sun was out and the energy of the crowd was amazing!
Favorite Childhood Game:
Monopoly
Favorite Food:
Chips and guac

LEXI

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Hobbies:
Playing/watching sports, working out, being with friends
Favorite TV Show:
The Office
Pets:
Two amazing dogs: Petey and Babe
Three Words to Describe Me:
Funny, outgoing, competitive
Favorite Childhood Game:
Mario Kart 64
Favorite Food:
Primanti Brothers

LINDSAY

Hometown:
Baldwin, PA
Favorite TV Shows:
Modern Family and Lost
Favorite Movies:
A Few Good Men and Remember the Titans
Three Words to Describe Me:
Trustworthy, kind-hearted, driven
Favorite Childhood Game:
Capture the Flag and Release
Favorite Food:
Chicken Alfredo, Buffalo Chicken
Favorite Music:
Acoustic, Dubstep, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Rap... pretty much anything

MICHELLE

Hometown:
Kittanning, PA
Hobbies:
Dance, figure skating, acting, modeling
Favorite Movie:
The Ugly Truth
Pet:
Yorkshire Terrier named Muffie
Three Words to Describe Me:
Fun, creative, energetic
Favorite Food:
Chicken Alfredo
Favorite Music:
Hip Hop

RACHAEL

Hometown:
Plum, PA
Hobbies:
Anything sports, shopping, hanging out with friends and family
Favorite Movies:
Talladega Nights, The Departed
Pet:
Miniature Dachshund: Oscar
Favorite Pirates Memory:
When I was six, I got my very first autograph from Jason Kendall. He was my favorite player at the time. I probably took it to show-and-tell about 20 times.
Favorite Food:
Pizza or a good steak, nothing fancy
Favorite Music:
Anything country, but I do love the Foo Fighters

RACHEL

Hometown:
Cranberry Township, PA
Hobbies:
Dancing ridiculously
Favorite TV Show:
Sons of Anarchy, Shameless, Grey's Anatomy
Three Words to Describe Me:
Energetic, hardworking, and spontaneous
Favorite Pirates Memory:
First time shooting hot dogs
Favorite Childhood Game:
Nintendo 64 - Mario Kart
Favorite Music:
Lady Gaga, Led Zeppelin