Follow Me to Forbes Field Vintage Sign

Saw this sign on the back wall behind the Cobra Kings band at Excuses on the South Side Friday night. The kitchen door is on the right, the spice rack a blur.

Some of you may know how Baseball in October is a big thrill in the city of Pittsburgh right now, after twenty one years without a winning season we have one now…. and then some!

Another game against the St. Louis Cardinals tomorrow afternoon. On our home field of PNC Park. Everyone is hoisting the Jolly Roger flags and cheering them on.

Forbes Field Forever is a website which maintains the memories although the actual field is no longer there, but the brick wall with the painted distance numerals is still in Oakland, covered with some ivy. Home plate in a U of Pitt building floor, covered with plexiglass for all to see. GO BUCS!

follow me to forbes field

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

This image is saturated all right.  Not sure if it looks rich or garish.

Here are the groundskeepers hosing the infield before the Pirates game at PNC Park last week.

Pre-game hosing is just one of the times the groundskeepers water it down. (see article like below)

As far as the saturated goes with th color, I beefed up the green a tad.  I don’t mess with saturation much.

 

I liked the multiple meaning of saturation for the challenge

 

Infield Baseball

You can click here to read an article about how the Groundskeepers maintain the field in a Behind the Scenes look at all it takes.  The article has a graphic showing how the field works.

Raising the Jolly Roger in the Burgh

Baseball in October’s called BUCTOBER around here. Go Bucs! 

For the first time in a couple of decades, the whole city of Pittsburgh is excited about baseball.

(Now Sue, you were there all the twenty one years of losing seasons too so this must be especially sweet)

Pittsburgh Pirates –  a winning season and  clinched a spot in the playoffs.

 

Jolly Roger (2)

 

 

 

Jolly Roger (1)