Tailgating, Pirates Home Opener and sun sun sun!

Pirates Home opener

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The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Blue skies, sun was out and them was high 60’s. unfortunately the Pirates couldn’t get it together and lost 8-3. We met up with Stoosh and a group of friends out in the parking lot by Heinz field for the annual tailgate. Brats, dogs, burgers, wings, kabobs and plenty of beers.

The sun apparently had me in it’s sight with the nice red tone to my skin today. Doesn’t burn but you can tell i had a hat on with my freshly cut mellon. I knew i should have just shaved he whole thing.

Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton (yes Batman and Beetlegeuse guy) threw out the first pitch yesterday and from what I’ve been reading this morning made some comments about his hosts. “At some point,” Mr. Keaton said before tossing the opening pitch, “you either have to write the check or do something and not assume, well, we’re OK and, ultimately, the franchise is valuable, anyway, like Donald Sterling did with the [National Basketball Association’s] Los Angeles Clippers. … I think fans have been gracious. And maybe not vocal enough. Maybe not vociferous enough with their displeasure. That’s my opinion.” and also “”will take advantage of the goodwill of the people who continue to show up. For my money, that’s disrespectful.”

I can see he’s upset. Who can’t be. 13 consecutive losing seasons takes it’s toll on fans. There is a ton of frustration and start 1-7 doesn’t help one bit. It’s sad to say that fans have come to accept being less than mediocre. Being the diehard fan I am, not just the Pirates but baseball in general. I still have hope but I dont know how much longer I can lie to myself if this slide continues. I don’t see anything wrong with his comments, just the timing of it. When a team gives you the honor of throwing the first pitch Opening Day, and it IS an honor, you keep your opinions to yourself. Save it for after the game.

A tribute to the greatest beer man of all time, Pittsburgh’s T.C.
No he’s not dead but the Post Gazette ran this slideshow on about him today. He never forgets a face and He helps ease the pain of yet another loss with his “Ying Ying (Yuengling Beer) here!”

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3 Responses to Tailgating, Pirates Home Opener and sun sun sun!

  1. Michael says:

    “It’s sad to say that fans have come to accept being less than mediocre”

    Dude that just sums up everything about Pittsburghers. You are in the capital of mediocrity.

    mediocre lives in a mediocre city with mediocre paying jobs and they refuse to leave it to go elsewhere. And who can blame them. It’s mediocre here, but it COULD be worse elsewhere.

    The roads however are NOT EVEN mediocre, they just suck. if it’s one thing we do excel at, it’s having an abundance of sucky roads.

  2. Clarke says:

    Mediocre? Pittsburgh? Huh. Maybe I’m high, but I thought the Steelers just won the Super Bowl 3 months ago. If that’s part of being mediocre, you can move that shit over here to Los Angeles. The Dodgers haven’t been to the NL pennant for 18 years, and we don’t even have an NFL team. The closest we’ve come to success was the Ducks forcing a game 7 in the cup a few years ago.

    Pittsburgh is full of awesome sports fans, great sports personalities, and a ton of history. Don’t ever sell your city short on that. We would die to have a Super Mario out here, or a likeable figure like Bettis. When I went to Mellon Arena to see a Penguins/Devils game some years ago, it was one of the best sports experiences I ever had.

    The season’s young. Keep your spirits up, and support the Pirates. Tracy’s a great coach. I wish we’d kept him. He definitely wasn’t the problem out here.

  3. spoon says:

    Oh dont get me wrong, it’s great that the Steelers won. Steeler fans are fucking psychotic and that’s not always a bad thing 🙂 They’re always on the playoffs or making a run. I’m focusing more on the Pirates here. Outside of here you dont see it as much we do who listen to sports call in shows and watch the local news.

    My Pens I will always support no matter what. I’m a hockey guy. As for the Pirates well I’ll still go to games but it’s hard to swallow 14 seasons UNDER .500. LA has at least won here and there. More frustrating than anything.

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