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MARINO’S LATEST BALL GAME IS BUYING PITTSBURGH TEAM

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Dan Marino left his heart in Pittsburgh.

The Miami Dolphins quarterback said Thursday he's part of a group interested in buying baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates."I've been a fan since I was a little kid," said Marino, a Pittsburgh native. "To keep it in the city and turn the franchise around and be a part of that would be a lot of fun for me. And maybe I'll play third base and shag some flies."

The group is led by Larry Lucchino, who served as chief executive officer of the Baltimore Orioles from 1988 to 1993. Like Marino, Lucchino is a Pittsburgh native.

"He contacted me a couple of months ago and wanted to know if I'd be interested," Marino said. "I said yeah, I would be."