A Chicago Cubs fan may have just pulled off the best prank ever.
Hours before the Cubs were set to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game at PNC Park Wednesday night, a display of hometown pride for the Pirates was transformed into Cubs pride.
Chicago fan Steve Mpistolarides went into an office building across the street from the stadium and changed a sign from “Let’s Go Bucs” to “Let’s Go Cubs," according to the Mpistolarides family.
For those who didn't know, the Pirates are often referred to as the “Bucs.”
“So we're at a bar right next to PNC and there's an office building that reads lets go bucs,” a Facebook post from Mpistolarides' son Travis read. “My dad goes in the elevator low key to the office and switches it to let's go Cubs. Somehow nobody saw him #wearegood.”
The family even sent the photos and video to NBC Chicago to prove it.
The excitement in the air from their hometown fans must have worked for the team, as for the first time in 12 years the Chicago Cubs won a postseason game as they knocked off the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 4-0.