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Colbert Report Takes On Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates were, strangely, a topic on the Colbert Report on Tuesday, as the comedian did a segment on the recent tasing incident at PNC Park. Also included were jokes about the Pirates' pitching staff and about the low attendance at the Pirates/Nationals series this past weekend.

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In case you haven't seen it, here's the full video of the tasing incident. There was a drunk fan in the stands a few weeks ago wearing a red, white and blue windbreaker, and the police tried to tase him as they were leading him away. The tasing didn't work - the guy evidently didn't feel it at all - which led to an awkward scene in which an officer was trying to hit the guy with a nightstick. Meanwhile, the crowd was chanting "USA! USA!"

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Here's the video. Fans of other teams might be used to seeing segments about their teams appear on popular television shows, but the Pirates are rarely even discussed in depth on Baseball Tonight, let alone a satirical political show that has nothing to do with baseball.

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