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Pirates starting lineup gets 'Game of Thrones' mashup

The Pittsburgh Pirates have discovered the perfect way to meld baseball with hit HBO show "Game of Thrones": starting lineup introductions.

This season, the team started using a mashup of the show's theme song with a distinct Pittsburgh flare to unveil the team's starters.

The dramatic music, the constantly shifting gears and rising blocks from the "Game of Thrones" opener are all still present in the video introductions -- but so are the Pittsburgh skyline, PNC Park and the Allegheny River.

Here's hoping that this trend catches on with other sports teams.