SF Giants lose to Pittsburgh Pirates road game 19

Sweet ladies next to us were given tickets by a firefighter from SF. The were educated die-hard fans

Sweet ladies next to us were given tickets by a firefighter from SF. The were educated die-hard fans

On to LA, where a series win will be wonderful, after our disappointing Pittsburgh visit. One of the reasons, the idea of 81 for 93 was on the table for several years, was the admiration for major leaguers, and the extraordinary difficult life involved in playing 162 games a year. The playing, the traveling, the just living an abnormal life style, with all the changes every few days, always was amazing.
Hence the desire to experience it. This, our 3rd trip, is a long 10 games, in 3 cities, with no day off in the two-week stretch, counting travel days. We are living it- and you know what? It can be very tiring, to be expected to be at your very best, every inch of the way. So to see these trained athletes, going through it all and the effect it has on them, is a learning experience.
Todays game showed, just what is involved. Our guys almost pulled it off. No wonder a 50-50 record on the road is considered good. Let’s see what results in the next 4 days-and let’s remember we are still over 500 and in 1st place.
BRGR burger was delicious. Paired with dark chocolate or salty carmel shake this meal will hold you an entire 9 innings

BRGR burger was delicious. Paired with dark chocolate or salty carmel shake this meal will hold you an entire 9 innings


And now for the ladies view, we met friends Kathy and James again at the park. We were in section 121, row A but moved to row B since there was water in the foot area. I would recommend row B or C because you didn’t have the rail obstructing the view. Kathy had recommended BRGR and I tried the Fire in the hole burger for $12.50. It has guacamole, jalapeno, pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli, and siracha. They use a custom blend of beef on a brioche bun. I followed it with a dark chocolate shake for $9. It was an exceptional burger, which I wouldn’t have tried without insider information.
The Pirate Parrot a friendly mascot

The Pirate Parrot a friendly mascot


The mascot is called the Pirate Parrot. I was told people have recommended names for the mascot, but they have chosen to keep the simple name Pirate Parrot.
Fans in Pittsburgh are welcoming and PNC is rated number 1 for good reason.
Until LA,
Bert and Le Anne

2 comments

  1. eronat3

    Hope you have a good flight to LA and that the fans there are at least reasonably friendly. Might be something of a shift though, after all the good vibes you’ve been getting in Atlanta and Pittsburgh. Go Giants!

    • 81for93

      See comments on todays blog regarding welcome. This visit we had 3 satff welcome us to the stadium which was 3 more than on our last visit.

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