Posts tagged "baseball"

From Before I Was a Teenager Until Well Past My Thirtieth Birthday

My earliest baseball memories are from either the ‘87 or ‘88 season. The early days of Bonds and Drabek and Jay Bell and Jim Leyland in a cloud of Marlboro smoke.

For a little boy, watching those titans win, dominate the opposition, it was something that had always existed and always would. It was an unbroken chain from Honus Wagner to Pie Traynor to Elroy Face and Bill Mazeroski to Roberto Clemente and Steve Blass to Willie Stargell and Dave Parker.

Then it wasn’t. It was Jason Kendall saying “Welcome to Hell.” It was Operation Shutdown. Screwing up the Farm System like the Dust Bowl. During all those good shithead years, when you’re supposed to drink a thousand gallons of domestic beer and cheer yourself hoarse whilst the Boys of Summer chase the pennant, my team spent more time in the basement than the most rancid blogger.

So now they’re having a blackout at PNC Park for her first playoff game ever. I’m dressed in black, drinking black label whiskey and I might just get blackout drunk, as if that were still age appropriate.

But we’re looking at a condo tomorrow, so I probably won’t.

Hoist the colors. Let’s go Bucs!

mightyflynn:

"He gave the term ‘complete’ a new meaning. He made the word ‘superstar’ seem inadequate. He had about him the touch of royalty." - Bowie Kuhn
UPI Photo via Mears

mightyflynn:

"He gave the term ‘complete’ a new meaning. He made the word ‘superstar’ seem inadequate. He had about him the touch of royalty." - Bowie Kuhn

UPI Photo via Mears

Bucs and Padres

Bucs and Padres

Beat ‘em Bucs!

19 plays
If you don’t know this team, well, maybe my best advice to you is to tread lightly.

If you don’t know this team, well, maybe my best advice to you is to tread lightly.

thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

Pittsburgh Pirates at the World Series, 1903. 

thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

Pittsburgh Pirates at the World Series, 1903. 

Bucs and Brewers

Bucs and Brewers

mightyflynn:

Mazeroski, 1959

Photos by Ralph Morse

h/t cocktailsfor2

mightyflynn:

Baseball Legends: Roberto Clemente page (Revolutionary Comics, 1992)
Photo by 71Buc

mightyflynn:

Baseball Legends: Roberto Clemente page (Revolutionary Comics, 1992)

Photo by 71Buc

beat ‘em Bucs!

19 plays
mightyflynn:

Andrew McCutchen
PNC Park
May 16, 2013
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Photo by Gene J. Puskar

mightyflynn:

Andrew McCutchen

PNC Park

May 16, 2013

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Photo by Gene J. Puskar

Out on the Clipper.

Out on the Clipper.

BELIEVE
via pirates

BELIEVE

via pirates

mightyflynn:

Mark Melancon
April 14, 2013
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Getty Images

mightyflynn:

Mark Melancon

April 14, 2013

PNC Park

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Getty Images

putting the shady in Shadyside since 2007

timmyboots in your gmail

twitter.com/onefootnthgrave

view archive



Remember there are no stupid questions, only stupid people

Submit