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PNC Park In PIT, An Incredible Ballpark  
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

I just got back from two days of baseball in Pittsburgh, and WOW! PNC park surpasses its reputation in every way. The view of the city cannot be topped by any park in the majors (and the city of Pittsburgh is much more beautiful than popular lore would have one believe). The food is fantastic, even if those Primanti Brothers sandwiches bind you up a bit, and the Iron City felt and tasted cryogenically cold in those new aluminum bottles; the perfect beverage for a scorching summer day.

The Pirates beat the mets on Saturday, with a seven-run seventh and a tremendous catch by the right fielder- a former Rochester Red Wing whom KROC has dubbed "Michael 'Rally-Killer' Restovich." Cota continued his hot hitting, and the game was exciting as hell. It would have been perfect had I not been siting next to the fattest kid in the world, his jiggling flesh literally shoving me out of my own seat.

Sunday, the 'Bucs could do nothing against Pete Martin, but I think he was doctoring the ball with Jerri-curl.

All and all, a wonderful park. Here are some pics.

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Me in my promotional Negro Leagues "Pittsburgh Crawfords" cap, enjoying the local brewage



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My friend Rich's Primanti Brothers' "Cheesesteak," complete with fries and coleslaw



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PNC Park seen from the Roberto Clemente Bridge




The park and Pittsburgh skyline at night



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The dubiously-named Pittsburgh 1st base coach watches Pete Martin throw a 'curlball'







A couple of mets share a tender moment of 'team chemistry.'

[Edited 2005-07-11 21:56:25]

[Edited 2005-07-11 21:57:18]


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Wow. This Pirates fan is drooling at how gorgeous that park is. A good crowd too. Now I know I gotta get there someday! Thanks for the pics, Mark.

P.S. - Kuntz's first name doesn't make things easier. Yes, boys and girls, the Bucs first base coach is named Rusty Kuntz.

[Edited 2005-07-11 22:23:23]


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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

I don't know about PNC being the best park in baseball. Venture out west to Safeco Feild to take in a ball game. The views of Puget Sound, and downtown Seattle are fantastic as well.

Glad you had fun, though.


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Quoting LHMark (Thread starter):
The dubiously-named Pittsburgh 1st base coach watches Pete Martin throw a 'curlball'

A Rusty Kuntz sighting! Sweeeet!!! I named one of my fantasy teams after him.


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

S12PPL, it's funny you should mention that. The folks sitting behind us were from Seattle. They spoke very highly of Safeco when I said I wanted to see a game there, but gave the nod to PNC as the park with the more striking view.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

LH,
It's been a few years since I've been to Safeco. I also like SBC Park in Frisco. Beautiful park, great views, and great food. I would also have to give Oriole Park at Camden Yards very high remarks.


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

WOW, that looks awesome! How much is that cheesesteak?

Signed,

Jcs17


User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

LHMark,

Glad you had a great time in our fair city. The only thing your missing is some hot sauce on that sandwich!!



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

There is nothing worse that Rally-Killer Restovich doing damage to my favorite team! Looks indeed like PNC Park lives up to its reputation. Not sure I will be able to get there this year, but next year is a definite.

And MArk, how many "Foot-Longs" did you crunch? I figure since it was a MLB game you would have stepped up to the plate more so than you do at Frontier Field.


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Dude, I was neck-deep in Primianti Brothers sandwiches... no room for foot-longs. that's so bush-league...


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

So how are the mens rooms? Do the low walls at the urinals really help the park live upto its name?

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