Our Five Ring Circus: Baseball in the Burgh

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Baseball in the Burgh

On Sunday, our family headed into Pittsburgh for the Pirates game! The Pirates are FINALLY having a winning season, so it was exciting!

It was the last home game of the regular season, and Grant got 4 free tickets from work.  We did have to leave one family member behind.  Lily spent the day with her Papa and Nina, and had a great time!

When there's a Pirates game and a Steelers game on the same day, the city is completely crazy!  PNC Park and Heinz Field are only a few blocks apart, so all the fans are packed in one area.  We ended up parking right next to Heinz Field and walking to PNC Park.  

I have to say, I'm glad we left Lily behind this time.  Trying to keep an independent toddler right next to me in that crowd would have been impossible!

Pirates games are always entertaining.  All the fans got Pirates scarves at the game, and because Grant's company had a group package, we got to choose a Pirates hat or a jersey.  The kids were super excited about their new scarves and hats!  Even Liam, who was attending his first Pirates game (not in my belly!) got his own scarf!

We got there early, and immediately went to our seats.  The weather was PERFECT, and Dylan and Lexie were so excited to be there!


PNC Park is beautiful! The view of the city is gorgeous and every seat in the park is good!


The game wasn't a good one, but they do shoot off fireworks after every homerun the Pirates score.  Luckily, the kids got to see two homeruns that day!   It was the first time they got to see one!


Dylan loves baseball, so he loves going to the games.  Lexie's favorite things at Pirates games are the Pirates Parrot and the Pierogie race!


Liam was very unimpressed by the game.  He slept in the Moby Wrap the entire time!


We ended up leaving after the 7th inning in an effort to beat the crowd.  Dylan was bummed that he couldn't run the bases after the game, but we promised him we would bring him back to do it next year!  And next year, we'll bring Lily.  Hopefully it won't be as crazy!


Even though the Pirates lost, it was a memorable afternoon! 



  1. Great pictures! Love how proud Lexie is holding Liam! :)

  2. Love this, espcially the last photo at the bottom! We are planning on taking Evie to her first baseball game next year! Glad you had fun and yay for Liam for snoozing through it all! Next year he will be taking it all in!

  3. sounds like such a perfect day!

  4. So cute and what a fun thing to do as a family!

  5. Lexie all of a sudden looks so grown up! Cute pics.

  6. Looks like fun! I love all of these pictures!

  7. What a fun day! It looks like everyone, even Liam, had a relaxing and enjoyable time.


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