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Living Vicariously Is A Pittsburgher’s Pastime

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So on my Facebook page I see people on my friends list from places like N00-Yawk, Cincinnati and Philadelphia giving baseball-related updates on MLB division races.

And what can I bring to the discussion? Well, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby hit a home run during batting practice at PNC Park.

Having captured a Stanley Cup championship and an Olympic gold medal, Sidney Crosby(notes) is obviously bored with the minutia of competitive hockey. So he’s branching out into Bo Jackson cross-training territory: First with his attempts to shoot pucks through the football uprights at Heinz Field to promote the Winter Classic, and then with batting practice at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ PNC Park on Wednesday.

A batting practice that saw him go yard. Way, way yard.

So what’s a Southwestern Pennsylvania resident to do when it comes to baseball? Well, there’s nearby Washington County, home to the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League. Currently they are only 38-57 (.400 winning percentage). Compare that to the Pirates and their .338 percentage

And about two hours east of me, there’s the Pirates AA-affiliate known to many some as the Altoona Curve. What’s their record? Holy crap. It’s 82-60 record. These guys are going to make some fine ballplayers once the Pirates trade them away after a few years.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

September 9, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Posted in Sports

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