From Left Field: Scholarships offered on a pirate scroll

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SALT LAKE CITY — Three more fun stories from the world of sports in today's From Left Field!

Scholarship offers on a scroll

The East Carolina Pirates are not one of college football's top-tier programs. That means they have to make up for it by getting a little creative, and by having a lot of pride in their school's mascot.

> Today it becomes ECU official! August 1 = ☠️🏈 Senior Offer Letters [\#P1R8TES]( []( > > — ECU Football (@ECUPiratesFB) [August 1, 2017](

These pages are all custom burned, according to For The Win, and then sent to each prospect with a custom purple wax seal. Very stylish.

Lucky seagull escapes fastball

We've all seen Randy Johnson hitting a bird with his fastball in a spring training game. One seagull decided to live close to the edge on Sunday.

> Wait, are those french fries in its mouth? []( > > — Cut4 (@Cut4) [July 31, 2017](

We're glad the bird survived this time.

The stars of old with today's haircuts

A digital artist and graphic designer for the NBA, Tyson Beck, is giving the haircuts of today's NBA prospects to the stars of yesteryear. Here are the first two entries in his series:

> Old Faces ✂️ Fresh Cuts • What yesterday's stars could look like If they were entering the league today []( > > — Tyson Beck (@tysonbeckdesign) [July 30, 2017](

> Old Faces ✂️ Fresh Cuts • 2 []( > > — Tyson Beck (@tysonbeckdesign) [July 30, 2017](

You can browse more of these on his Twitter account.

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