Friends… I am bicoastal. NO Kornhole, not bisexual (jerk) but bicoastal. Ok, maybe not even technically that. Let me explain.
I find myself sharing my time on two different “coasts” anymore – Philly (woot woot!) and
(crickets). Yes, I know both are not truly coastal towns but both run along rivers and I honestly can’t think of the proper way to describe straddling the Pittsburgh … maybe “bi-keystone-al”? Wamp waaaaam. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Right now you are probably thinking “What the HELL is your point woman?”
It’s actually kind of simple. If you are a real fan of baseball – and not just a Phillies fan – then friends you should know
is MLB’s version of HELL. Not historically… the Pirates have a LONG history within the Halls of baseball Fame but Pittsburgh Pirates baseball today is just down right sad. And as a weekly blogger for this fine site, I hope you can agree that being 300 miles away for a good part of the Phils season does not impede me from presenting weekly ramblings on the best baseball team on earth. Pittsburgh
This past Saturday, I was in a cool little section of
called Squirrel Hill, having a few drinks and munching nachos at a funky little café. Throughout the café were 8 TV’s that held the probably 75% of the patron’s attention (the others were grooving to the never ending music of Phish, or some other lame jam band). On 6 of those TV’s, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins Eastern Conference final was on; 3 of those TV’s showed the Yankees and Bo Sox game and the final TV, located in the corner nearest the bathroom had the Pirates and Brewers. I think maybe 2 other people (besides me) craned their necks to check the score of that (they lost. Duh). It’s been a recurring theme since I’ve been out here: No one gives a damn about the Pirates. Sure they aren’t all that good. But still… its baseball. How do you watch anything BUT your cities own team? Pittsburgh
Oh yeah, the worst of times, doomsday yada yada yada. That’s what the heck started this rant. Let me try to bring this full circle.
So, should the world NOT end this Saturday May 21… I hope to be back next week with you. It feels good to get the confession of my
Western PA residency off my chest. I felt a little strange at first about it, but with MLB Network and At Bat I am just as on top of the Phils as anyone residing in Philadelphia. I just didn’t want to offend any purest Bunts fans.
You know the drill: