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 Post subject: Grantland in Pittsburgh
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:17 pm 
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Pretty good "outsider's perspective" article by Bryan Curtis of Grantland:

http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-trian ... start-here

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 Post subject: Re: Grantland in Pittsburgh
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:50 pm 
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Guy comes off as a dick. Him and Bouchette would make the ultimate dinner guests at a table for 3 in my personal version of hell.


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 Post subject: Re: Grantland in Pittsburgh
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:17 pm 
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Mister Pittsburgh wrote:
Guy comes off as a dick. Him and Bouchette would make the ultimate dinner guests at a table for 3 in my personal version of hell.


Curtis is not the most engaging personality.

In general, these types of pieces are weak, as the writer is covering the event from an 'everyman' angle. The 'we were there to cover special event X!' is a very forced concept, particularly when the is writer has no real connection to the event.

There's nothing in there that anyone watching the games couldn't have picked up on.

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 Post subject: Re: Grantland in Pittsburgh
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:43 pm 
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I learned what the sax man's name is. That was enlightening.

When we lived in the area and had season tickets, we'd tip him every trip across the bridge...karma and all. Tip on the way in for good luck for that game, tip on the way out if we weren't going to be at the next game.

I tipped him a buck on the way in Sunday. Hung out on Federal street and he was gone by the time we went across the bridge to go home. No tip.

Pirates lost the next day.


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 Post subject: Re: Grantland in Pittsburgh
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:57 pm 
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This guy comes to a couple games, rips the fans calling them assholes for chanting the opposing pitchers names, finds it prudent to mention fans drinking beer out of cans multiple times, and pretty much has a downtalking tone toward every aspect of his endeavors his entire journey here. He probably kicked the nearest dog he could find with an Allegheny County tag on it's collar on his way to his country club where he will sip the newest Niagara and complain about what a bunch of hicks Pittsburgher's are.

In this guys mind every ballpark sucks, but PNC sucks less than other ballparks. Terrible article unless his goal was to sound like the biggest downer going. If so, then kudos to him. I'll be lined up next to Pirate fans drinking my canned beer, chanting the pitchers name, an having a terrific time cheering for my Buccos while he complains about the quality of the rice pilaf in the Lexus Club.

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