How Pittsburgh Gets Ready for the Pirates Postseason

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If you are new to Pittsburgh, or are just a casual Pirates fan - you may be wondering why everyone is walking around in an extra layer of black and gold.  It is a BIG day in Pittsburgh.  The Pirates play a postseason game tonight at PNC Park. Here are few of the ways that Pittsburgh is getting ready for the game tonight.  We want to see how you are preparing for the Pirates postseason game - share your tweets and photos with the #PGHfanatics The Independent Brewing Company Break Out The … [Read more...]

Watch the Steeler Game in the Shadow of a Steel Mill

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I often try to think of the MOST Pittsburgh place one can watch the Steeler game, that doesn't involved going to the game.  Well I don't think it gets more Pittsburgh than this - now you can watch the game next to a steel mill. The Brew Gentleman is a new brewery that opened this year in Braddock, just down the road from the Edgar Thomson Steelworks, which is a steel mill that is still that opened in 1872 and is still in operation today. The brewery was founded by two wonderful fellows who … [Read more...]

The Ravens and a Duck

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Say hello to our newest blogger Eric - his first post is about the people you meet at Steelers games and that big yellow duck. I'd like to include more essays about Pittsburgh here on the blog.  Let us know what you think of this post in the comments! - Lindsay If there’s anything that we all know and love, it’s a good sports rivalry. Be it our reputable distaste for anything orange and black, our disdain for the color purple, or even my purposeful exclusion of the names of these cities and … [Read more...]

Raising the Jolly Roger

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I'll make this one quick. I don't have much time to mourn, because it's midterm week in the Bronx, and I have to get prepared. It's been 21 years since the Pittsburgh Pirates have had a winning season, let alone a playoff appearance. I won't spend much time listing all the things that have happened since then and now, but suffice it to say that it's been a long time coming. I wrote for IHeartPGH this summer, hoping to give a die-hard fan's perspective on the Pirates. I'll boil down my … [Read more...]

The 4 P’s of October (Pittsburgh, Pirates, Playoffs, Phil)

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It seems as if from a time immemorial my beloved Pittsburgh Pirates have been marginalized to somewhere between the Kansas City Royals and the Rockford Peaches.  And, maybe there is no crying in baseball.  I think "in" is probably the most important word in our previous sentence, because 20 years, 11 months, 3 weeks, and give or take a few minutes their were tears in a young mans eyes in North Hills of Pittsburgh. And, once again Monday night for completely different reasons those tears creeped … [Read more...]