Why I Continue to Cheer for the Pirates:
By: Michelle ,a contributing writer for Gold Star Games, your tailgating games company.
As a Pittsburgher, we are used to winning. In one year, we’ve seen the Steelers and the Penguins bring home championships. Then, you have the Pirates. The Pirates are a team that often finds themselves battling just to stay out of last place. The Pirates are a team that often finds themselves the laughing stock of Major League Baseball. Despite the negativity that surrounds the Pirates, this year I find myself the proud half-owner of Pittsburgh Pirates season tickets. For the most part, anyone I have shared this information with finds me to be absolutely crazy and asks why I wasted my money. To be perfectly honest, I don’t feel that I have wasted any money and firmly believe, win or lose, that I will enjoy a summer of America’s past time and maybe this year will be different. We can only hope.
While I cannot stop anyone from being a fair-weather fan or a bandwagon fan, I want you to know that it is okay to cheer for a losing team. Here’s why I continue to cheer for the Pirates and why I will make many, many trips to PNC Park this year:
- · The Pirates make for a great (and inexpensive night out). My Pirate season tickets figure out to an astounding $4.93 per seat. You cannot see a movie for that price or for that matter order a value meal at your favorite fast food restaurant.
- · I’ve got faith that one day the Pirates will have a winning streak that lasts longer than a few days. I have hope that the Pirates can manage to be in first place for more than a day. I believe that one day the Pirates will be battling for a place that is better than last!
- · PNC Park is amazing. This ballpark is wonderful and has an amazing view. If the game isn’t that great, PNC Park is a great place to walk around and score.
- · There is excitement in PNC Park. The Pirates may not have the best record or unlimited funds to pay the best players. However, that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy an awesome atmosphere with some exciting wins. Does anyone remember beating the Phillies last year or Michael McKenry’s first home run that gave the Pirates a 7-4 lead against the Chicago Cubs? I do. There was plenty of excitement. The kind of excitement that has you wanting to come back for more!
While I may not be able to convince you that you need Pirates’ season tickets, I encourage you to check out a game or two. You may not become a super-fan overnight. However, you’ll understand the hype and why some people keep on coming back for more. Heck, maybe you’ll even find yourself at the ticket window looking to make your next ticket purchase.