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MLB Road Trip, Day 5: Pittsburgh


This is post is a day late because we couldn’t find Wi-Fi in Toronto. I’m sorry, eh?

Hello, Americans. This is the KSR MLB Road Trip reporting from Canada. We’re in Toronto today after a very short and uneventful trip through Pittsburgh yesterday. We don’t have a whole lot to report from Day 5, but I’ll try my best to make it sound interesting. Shall we?



PNC Park? More like, Where The Hell Do We Park?

The Dodge Journey was approaching PNC Park at a little after 12:00 with the first pitch set for 12:35. I sat down in my seat in the bottom of the 4th inning. Every minute in between was spent looking for a parking spot and walking to the stadium.


Nice Stadium, Great View

I didn’t have much time to explore the stadium but it doesn’t get much better than this view from our seats…

Grading The Dog (8.0)

Pulled Pork and Peirogi Sandwich: $7.50… Pulled pork piled high on a pretzel bun topped with two peirogi. It needed a sauce, so I doused it in Frank’s Red Hot. Delicious.

Italian Sausage: $6.25… Topped with peppers and onions. Nothing special.

Yuengling in can: $7.00… America’s oldest beer is still one of its best.

Pirates 1, Reds 3

I can’t tell you anything that happened.

Buffalo, New York: “Home of the original buffalo wing.”

The road from Pittsburgh to Toronto goes through Buffalo, New York so we would’ve been absolutely crazy to not stop for buffalo wings at Anchor Bar, the establishment that claims to have invented them. Legend has it, some old woman took the leftover wings that were supposed to be used for soup and she fried them and tossed them in her favorite sauce. Then, since her creation was so good, it never crossed her mind to trademark her product and try to expand. Instead, she just kept her small restaurant in New York while her creation made millions for other businesses across the country. Great business plan! And as far as the wings go, they were pretty “mehh”. I’ve had better, but I guess everything improves from the original. The Wright Brothers’ first plane didn’t serve Corona and you can’t send and receive nude pics on Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone. I don’t know where I was going with that.

Buffalo, New York: “Also home of the original…

Crack pipe, depressing bus station, and abandoned building. I’ve seen a lot of sad cities in my day – I’m looking at you, West Lafayette – but Buffalo, New York takes the cake. And then smokes it and asks you for a quarter to buy coffee.

No UK fan sightings.

So we made one…


The Canadians hate us.

We were stopped at the border and searched for the third time entering Canada. If you’re keeping score at home, we’re batting a thousand on our three trips to Canada. Then again, maybe the Canadian border patrol just likes us. I bet they sniff our underwear and lick our toothbrushes while we’re inside waiting.


Up Next: Toronto

I have a fever and the only cure is more poutine.


Follow along:

Day 1: Chicago

Day 2: Detroit

Day 3: New York

Day 4: Baltimore

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

21 Comments for MLB Road Trip, Day 5: Pittsburgh

  1. Nawlij
    8:37 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Love me some yuengling. Just a shame it has limited distribution

  2. skinman
    8:47 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    .1000 is one out of ten, not three for three. Three for three is 1.000. Your high school batting average wasn’t as good as you thought it was. Instead of hitting .830 you hit .083.

  3. theHoff
    8:47 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    batting .1000 huh?? sounds pretty lousy to me, try 1.000
    keep ’em coming DF, I really do like the take on the different baseball towns…

  4. Rick Roy
    9:00 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Nice report! Did I miss the story about you getting thrown out of the Toronto game??

  5. ink
    9:04 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    mailed this one in me thinks

  6. Al's Indycats
    9:06 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    That’s what I want to know #4, why is it we can’t take you anywhere Drew?

  7. Toronto
    9:08 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    so, what happened in Toronto?

  8. MT
    9:11 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone notice the Texas license plate in the back of the “fan” sighting picture? The first 3 letters are “KSR”.

  9. Powerlifter165
    9:14 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    If you think Buffalo was bad just wait until you get to Detroit… America’s armpit and most God awful place I’ve ever visited…

  10. Powerlifter165
    9:16 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Sorry looks like you already visited Detroit.

  11. UKFanInCincy
    9:22 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Drew puts that shit on everything!! <—–Hot sauce

  12. ukchampion
    9:27 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    wooohoo PNC park love that stadium!!

  13. Go Deep
    9:43 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    I think Drew might be one of the funniest people I haven’t met.

  14. Mt. Washington Mike
    9:45 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Buffalo like Memphis is a DUMP!

  15. Mt. Washington Mike
    9:46 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Buffalo is like Memphis…. Dumps

  16. BPsycho
    10:23 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Friggin border patrol, always silently stealin my blunts.

  17. too funny
    10:35 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    A guy from Mt. Washington says another town is a dump. Ha ha.

  18. wildcatfan11
    11:07 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    17 mt. washington isnt a dump. sheperdsville is.where the hell r u from?!

  19. wildcatfan11
    11:11 am July 22, 2011 Permalink

    love these post. i will miss them once your trip is over. yuengling is awesome! i brought back six 24 packs from myrtle beach. ive loved it since the first time i drank it in cuba in 2002

  20. Lloyd Christmas
    12:57 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    18 mt washington isn’t a dump??? Boy, you need to travel…

  21. Superman
    10:51 am July 24, 2011 Permalink

    So did you try a Primanti Bros sandwich while in Pittsburgh?