When the Pittsburgh Pirates play a postseason game on a school day, one doesn't need a Ferris Bueller-designed plan to cut class.

Teachers will understand that these days don't have very often in Pittsburgh.

With that in mind, a young Pirates fan presented this wonderful letter to his teacher. It explains that the boy has to be excused early on Friday because he has as appointment with "Dr. McCutchen." It appears this youngster has Bucco Fever (via For The Win).

You've got to love the creativity here: