Since we arrived on Saturday we had the opportunity to explore. There was everything from Station Square, which had a variety of restaurants and bars, to downtown with sky scrapers reaching to the clouds and finally the little quaint neighborhoods that sit atop the ledges and look over the city.
Of course - we weren't in Pittsburgh to explore, even though it was a lot of fun, we were in Pittsburgh to cheer on the Pittsburgh Pirates, yes all of us, as they took on the cross state rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies.
After a terrible throw by Pirates third baseman Pedro Aleverz to open up the game the Pirates settled down handed the Phillies another defeat, sweeping the three game home stand. This was not only to the delight of the fans but it also moved the Pirates into second behind the Brewers.
There was very little to complain about, the traffic flow in the stadium was clearly troubled but other than that the next worst part was a slightly stall hot dog bun. The stall bun wasn't my favorite but the nachos with cheese and jalapenos made up for it really fast.
Outside of a fantastic game that featured a Josh Harrison double and triple, an Andrew McCutchen triple and a John Locke three hit, two run performance Those Sports Guys noted a variety ballpark features. First - the seats down the third baseline were angled towards home. This not only helped our view but also made watching the game more comfortable. Secondly PNC park had tables around the entire first bowl that you could stand and eat instead of sit in your seats and eat. I personally took advantage of this opportunity and enjoyed eating with being squeezed between people. Finally, the view from all of the seats were pretty breathe taking. The city is picture perfect as you look on from home plate.
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