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RTJR!

13 Jun

When we got to PNC Park last night, this was happening. 
PNC-Park-Tarped

DOH!  This wasn’t very surprising because all week it’s been rainy and stormy.  We kind of walked around a little bit and then decided to get in line at BRGR.  Like fools, we let a 5 minute drizzle chase us out of line and then we had to go BACK and stand in the line AGAIN later.  Only the second time it was like 100 times longer.  In my defense, I was wearing a thin white t-shirt and I had no interest in spending the next few hours looking like some overweight Miller Lite girl reject in a wet t-shirt contest.  Did I take that too far?  I can’t tell anymore.

Anyway, the extra wait was totes worth it .  I’m a sucker for a good burger on brioche!  I ordered the one called Fire In The Hole because I love spicy spicy spicy foods!!  And boy was it hotttt.  It had guacamole, jalapenos, pepper jack, and this really firey sauce on it.  Yummy!

BRGR-Fire-In-The-Hole-PNC-Park

They advertised “craft beer” on their menu and I was able to chose from the Rivertowne Brewery cooler.  I had never heard of Rivertowne before, but after a little research I discovered that they are located in Verona, PA and offer tours.  Added to my summer bucket list!

Rivertowne-IPA-PNC-Park

We went back to our seats and watched the game for awhile, but when we got up to stretch our legs/use the restroom we realized how crowded our section was and how empty the other sections were.  We noticed that there were a whole lot of empty seats further into the outfield, so we settled back down into some seats with some breathing room.  I generally think you’re not allowed to do this, but we moved to seats that were vacant and “worse” than the ones we paid for.  I think it evens out.  The best thing about PNC Park is that there isn’t a bad view of the game and no matter which direction you are facing, you get a beautiful panorama of downtown Pittsburgh.  This picture doesn’t indicate the gorgeous view at all because I was so worried about those storm clouds rolling back in!

PNC-Park-Pirates-Cubs-2014

During the 6th inning, the skies opened up so we walked around a bit and got some Rita’s.  I got mango, but forgot to take a picture!  When the rain slowed down, we made a break for the parking area.  I was checking Twitter later in the evening, and I think I read that the game was delayed until 11PM.  Thank goodness we didn’t stay and wait it out!  The Pirates ended up being the Cubs 4-0, so RTJR!  For you plebs that means “Raise the Jolly Roger!”  The game felt like it was moving incredibly slow and at no point did the Cubs show much life.  The night was fun and it was a relaxing way to spend a weeknight in the ‘burgh!

I just love my city. 🙂

Roberto-Clemente-Bridge-Pittsburgh-Night

 

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