If anyone is looking for a fun overnighter, the Pittsburgh Springhill Suites is a great place to go and catch a game. We went to a Pirates Game last Saturday night, and it was a fireworks night as well (Zambelli fireworks are the best) and then we walked across the street to the hotel for the night. We live in Pittsburgh, but enjoyed a day out with our 6 year old. It really made for a nice weekend. PNC Park is beautiful (even thought the Pirates are not so beautiful). There is a brand new Residence Inn next door as well, and if you are lucky enough to have Steelers tickets, one could do the same thing taking in a football game. The new Rivers Casino is right there, as well as the Carnegie Science Center, which is always a hit with the kids. Lots of restaurants are within walking distance, too. One of the female associates at the front desk gave our son all the things associated with the "Nick your Stay" promotion, and he was thrilled. Great weekend overall! (photo of Roberto Clemente Memorial)
Great post! I grew up in Pittsburgh and was a regular at the old Forbes Field. I am showing my age but I attended one game of the 1960 World Series, Yankees versus Pirates and saw them lose by at least 19 runs! Oh well, memories. I heard the deciding, seventh game in high school detention over the PA system, since cutting to go to the game was an automatic stay in the "pen" as we called it.
A friend of me Dad's got me an autographed Pirates baseball shortly before the World series. I still have it (in a safe place in the original box.) The Clemente signature was signed with a John Hancock style flourish--just like Roberto did when he played.
Thanks for rekindling those memories of my home town and the great baseball legends who played there.
Stepping Stones...That picture is awesome! Lucky you! You need to get back here sometime and enjoy all the new things Pittsburgh has to offer. My husband has the picture of old Forbes Field (I spent the entire day walking around Oakland and the Catherdral of Learning on Saturday). He is a PITT guy and a huge baseball fan. Our son caught his first ball....we even got to see Bruno Sammartino throw the first pitch! Here are some more stadium pictures including the statue of Willie Stargell. Look us up sometime when you are in town!