Marty the Marauder greets fans at the first spring training game at McKechnie Field between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers Wednesday afternoon. 
 TIFFANY TOMPKINS/Bradenton Herald
Marty the Marauder greets fans at the first spring training game at McKechnie Field between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers Wednesday afternoon. TIFFANY TOMPKINS/Bradenton Herald ttompkins@bradenton.com
Marty the Marauder greets fans at the first spring training game at McKechnie Field between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers Wednesday afternoon. TIFFANY TOMPKINS/Bradenton Herald ttompkins@bradenton.com

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