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Posted 7/25/12 at 3:03 PM

The real Zoltan provides some Pirate inspiration with first pitch

Why have the Pirates played so well this year?

Many baseball experts would point their fingers to Andrew McCutchen's MVP-caliber campaign. But Bucco fans put their fingers together and praise the power of Zoltan.

Hal Sparks, who played the cult leader in "Dude, Where's My Car?" threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Wednesday's game, reasserting that the dominion of "Z" is stronger than ever.

The Pirates beat the Cubs by a final score of 3-2.

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