Last week I saw Gerrit Cole, The Pittsburgh Ace pitch for the second time of the season. The first time he pitched amazing! He had absolute control, 11 strike outs but made a throwing error that scored two runs and lost the game. Last week he struggled. He couldn’t throw a strike out but the team scored enough runs for Mark Melancon to get the save. Baseball is a funny game. Cole is a really good pitcher and saw I him on television hit a homer and double in the same game. I had doubts about our Buccos in the beginning of the year but really like the way they are playing right now.
I love modern architecture when the sun sets creating unique patterns. I took a few pattern images in Chicago a few years ago along the Chicago River. This the first one I have done in Pittsburgh. Shot from PNC Park during a Bucs game.
I love going to Pittsburgh Pirate games. I have loved the Bucs since the sixties and at one point had an apartment on Atwood street just two blocks from Forbes Field. On our return to Pittsburgh we promised ourselves we would go to some games and have been to a few this year with another coming up in a couple of weeks. The park is comfortable and with a great scenic view of Pittsburgh behind it. There is also an excellent selection of ballpark food and beer.
Although a major league park and now again a Pennant contender, PNC Park has the feel of a minor league ballpark as well. Between innings there is a wide variety of looniness that takes place. You may see the Perogie Race on TV but not much more. This is a picture of the Hot Dog shoot. Yup in Pittsburgh they shoot encased meats into the stands as well as t-shirts and the staff seems to love it.
When you walk across the Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh to go to PNC Park it is closed to traffic during baseball games. These two provide a nice walking cadence but drumming is hard work on a hot and humid July evening. See more photojournalism and buy scenic prints and apparel at my commercial site.