It's been a soggy Saturday, September 21st here in Pittsburgh. Me and Smoops have rolled into town for the third time this year and thanks to her uncle, we are going to see the Pirates vs. Reds tonight—then the Steelers vs. Bears tomorrow night! And there just might be a little bar crawl surrounding these events, I can't help myself! Here we go off on another adventure in the Steel City!
9/21 - 6:18pm—It's fireworks night after the game! Here is where all of that starts. It's been a wet day though, I hope these things work later! Time will tell.
9/21 - 6:57pm—I've located a 24oz can of beer and I'm just killing time now before the game. Looks like the sky is finally trying to clear up!
9/21 - 7:09pm—Game time! And it's starting to look really nice out!
9/21 - 8:01pm— Here’s A.J. Burnett, he sucked with the Yankees, but has been slightly better in Pittsburgh—still, I can't stand watching pitchers bat. They suck—why send them to the plate? Do outfielders come in to pitch ? No! So why let people who didn't make the majors based on their hitting, hit ? The non DH people like the "strategy,” screw that—put somebody in who knows how to hold a bat!
9/21 - 10:53pm—Fireworks! It was fireworks night tonight but the show didn't go smoothly. I guess water logged fireworks don't work too well. The show started late, went in spurts, and was cut short. Better luck next time!
9/21 - 11:00pm—It appears that Smoopy has an itch?
9/21 - 11:17pm—I got a Youngs Double Chocolate Stout here!
9/22 - 2:10am—We had a few more drinks after the casino, then it was time to cross the bridge into downtown, and catch some zzzzzzzzzzz's. The end of the road for a busy Saturday.
9/22 - 12:38pm—A very pleasant Sunday! We're headed out form some food, beer and football. What else am I supposed to do on a Sunday? We're going to the Steelers/Bears game today—but it doesn't start until 8:30pm—so we have a lot of time to get ready!
9/22 - 1:57pm—My lunch is served up! I got the Three Little Pigs burger—pulled BBQ pork, grilled ham, and bacon on a burger and smothered with cheddar cheese. I give it 5 porky pigs on the Marty scale!
9/22 - 2:20pm— Love the stained glass windows in Mario's!
9/22 - 3:13pm—One final shot at Mario's—a top five Pittsburgh bar.
9/22 - 5:23pm—Okay, it’s is time to leave the South Side and, for the hell of it, take a boat to Heinz Field. They have beer at the spot you buy your tickets for this! I got a can of Summer Shandy for the ride.
9/22 - 5:32pm—The boat is packed—I hope this doesn't turn out like Gilligan's Island...
9/22 - 5:54pm—What the hell is going on here?
9/22 - 5:57pm—It’s a cool and refreshing 59 degrees outside at Stage AE, this is a good spot to get some cheap beer and snacks before heading into the stadium.
9/22 - 7:54pm—We're inside the stadium now and I stared at these things in the window, and wanted to buy one, but then figured, what am I going to do with this for the next six or so hours?
9/22 - 8:14pm—We're in our seats watching some lame marching band. I like marching bands. Sadly, these guys were not that good though.
9/22 - 8:20pm—Here come the Steelers!
9/22 - 8:24pm—Coin flip. I forget who won this?
9/22 - 9:45pm—Da Bears on offense...
The Steelers standing around and loitering...
9/22 - 10:40pm—Da Bears in action again...
9/22 - 11:42pm—Steelers sucked tonight—they lose 40-23. This was a 4-point game early in the fourth quarter—but that was a mirage. Pittsburgh was getting their asses kicked before and after that brief closeness. Everyone here has had enough and headed for home—even though there is still a few minutes left in the contest. Steelers lose their 3rd game to open the season. Maybe next year.
9/23 - 1:03pm—This place is cool. We came here to eat before driving home.
9/23 - 1:04pm— really want a drink—but we have to leave soon.
9/23 - 1:04pm—There is Smoopy and our table. I had jambalaya, and had to take a break! It was a wonderful big plate of heaping goodness, I had to walk around a little, then come back and finish.