Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BOGO at PNC Park 2010

Some BOGO coupons valid for admission to (almost) any 2010 Pirates game came across my desk, so on Friday September 3 some pals and I headed 'daun the North Side for my first game at PNC Park since its inaugural season in 2001.  I was eager to experience the ballpark anew having heard frequently that PNC Park is the most beautiful ballpark in the country.  The fact that the Pirate's losing streak is "now old enough to legally buy cigarettes" has kept me and I suppose many would-be fans away, but on Friday night I put sports aside for the most part and was pleased by the pastoral-meets urban feel of the place.  Each seat offers immaculate views of Pittsburgh's skyline and several yellow-painted and black steel bridges, as well as tree covered hills and an open, glorious, sun-setting sky that made me think Tiepolo should have been sitting in the empty seats behind us. 

The park boasts a fine beer selection, and some hilariously generic and 'punny' signage

As an added bonus it was "snuggie" night so everyone in attendance received a complimentary Pirates / SevenSprings.com snuggie made of a super low-grade synthetic fabric that I presume to be high in petroleum content and thus to be extremely flammable so I'll be sure to use it ONLY at indoor hockey games (where there's always lots of frozen water and absurdly low air temperatures).  And maybe occasionally as a wizard costume...

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