From The Fans In The Stands: PNC Park Memories

Hey Bucco fans!  A couple weeks ago, we gave away free tickets to this past Saturday’s game against the Washington Nationals at PNC Park.  Fans emailed us here at Fans From The Stands telling us about their most memorable moments at PNC Park.  Below are a couple of the stories we received from you fans out there!
“August 7, 2010:  The Pedro walk-off.  You already know what happened, the situation, and all that.  But here’s my story from that night:  It was probably as loud as PNC Park has ever been/will ever be.  The place was literally ROCKING.  I could feel it shaking.  This, not to mention the George Thorogood and fireworks show afterwards.  The dude was hilarious.  Talking about the Pirates being the best franchise in pro sports, and even though he didn’t grow up a fan, he’s not a huge supporter of the Pirates, etc.  I could smell the alcohol on his breath.  He kept the place rocking though.  That whole night was amazing.  The fireworks were a letdown.  That’s how electric the place was.  Other than that, the only complaint I had on the night was that when they played Greg Brown and Steve Blass’s call of the homerun, I couldn’t hear it because of the insanity that was still taking place around me.  As soon as I got home, I was on a mission to find the audio and/or video.”
“My best memory of a Pirates’ game I attended at PNC Park was on 6/28/04.  It was a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.  With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and the score tied 1-1, Jack Wilson came up to bat.  He crushed the ball into the left field corner.  He had an easy double and the ball was thrown into second.  Albert Pujols, who Wilson did not see, was late getting to the second base bag so he continued on to third.  When Pujols caught the ball he had plenty of time to get Wilson, but his throw sailed on him and the Cardinals’ third baseman Scott Rolen was unable to catch the ball and it rolled towards the Pirates’ dugout.  The Pirates won the game 2-1.
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Chad Carlson

Co-Editor of Fans From The Stands, Pirates' Beat Writer For Armchair Report, Sports writer for AMN, SteelTownRock And Music City Encore Editor

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