Let’s Go Bucs!
Let’s play ball! It was a great day for a baseball game- party cloudy with a comfortable temperature in the lower 60’s. I couldn’t have asked for better weather. T likes to sweat a little while watching America’s favorite pastime but me, not so much… So this was perfect. We hosted the Cincinnati Reds at 1:35 pm. Everywhere we looked, there were breathtaking sights of the skyline, rivers, and bridges. No wonder PNC Park is listed in the top 10 most beautiful ballparks. Personally, I believe we should be #1, or at least in the top 3. Definitely not #8 for cryin’ aht lahd!
Before the game started, T and I grabbed two brews from Beers of the Burgh on the first floor. It was awesome! It had several local drafts on tap (seasonal ones as well) including Rivertowne, Penn, Church Brew Works, Yuengling, and Victory. That’s a pretty fine selection for a ball game if you ask me… We enjoyed the Rivertowne Lager and the Yuengling Oktoberfest. Both of them were very, very tasty.
This is the Rivertowne Lager. It is a well-balanced American Amber that is full of flavor but not too overwhelming. This is a great beer choice if you are planning on enjoying a couple during the game. If you plan on drinking like it’s your own sport that day, I’d stick with yer Arns n’at…… and a cab.
When it comes to sports fans, we may not have the most friendly fans to the fans of opposing teams. Actually, we may have one of the most, umm how do I put it… “intense” sports teams fans. But, if you are rooting for the ‘burgh, you are almost guaranteed to make friends with the people sitting around you. We sat next to a really great father/son duo from Hampton. They were doing it right- they had Pirate’s tickets for the afternoon and Steeler tickets for the night game. They shared stories about their travels to Europe which included several bier garten visits in Germany. It sounded heavenly. Maybe someday too, we can enjoy such an adventure.
The final score was Reds 11-3. Double Yoi! (imagine Myron Cope’s voice). However, it’s hard to come back from 5 run deficit in just the first inning. Anyhow, we parked relatively far away from the Park and knew there was little hope hailing a cab in this town. Luckily, there were about 20 Rickshaws parked outside of the stadium. We hopped on one of those bad boys and road off.
This cat had a speaker attached to his, so we were jamming out to Tupac’s song Changes. It was truly an unforgettable experience. A little hairy in some spots… this man was fearless, and so were the fans trying to find parking spaces. But we made it. And it was awesome.