Category Archives: baseball

Baseball, Booze, & Bartenders — Singani-Style

Achievement: #82. USBG Event

Fox and I are entering our 4th year as members of the Pittsburgh chapter of the US Bartenders Guild, and this past week we got to attend our most fun event yet: a Pirates baseball game hosted by Singani 63, featuring cocktails, swag bags, and a very special celebrity guest. Continue reading

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Our Friend Jim Attends His First Pirates Home Opener

Achievement: #70. Take Jim to His First Buccos Home Opener

It’s no secret that we love the Buccos. Our horrible lovely baseball team was one of the things that brought Michael and me together when we first met. How many bottles of cheap wine did we go through, watching the … Continue reading

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In Which We Abstain From Reviewing An Unnamed Restaurant

Achievement: #18. Have Dinner at a New Restaurant on Mt. Washington

Well, tonight we had what I would consider our worst restaurant experience of 2011… Sheesh! But rather than indulge the parts of me that are disheartened, disappointed, and the tiniest bit disgusted, I will forego any review of our evening, … Continue reading

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No Comment On Buccos Opening Day

Achievement: #49. Go to Buccos Opening Day

Ahh, the home opener. A chance to build up all of your hopes and dreams, pin them onto that single first pitch, and then watch them crash down around you before the end of the first inning. Year, after year, … Continue reading

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Remembering Forbes Field

Achievement: #50. Visit the Forbes Field Landmarks

We had meant to do this Achievement last year, but on our planned day, it poured down rain, and the event fell through. This year, however, we had perfect Opening Day weather, so on our way to the Buccos game, … Continue reading

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In Which We Fake-Celebrate The Pittsburgh Pirates’ World Series Win

Achievement: #86. Celebrate something imaginary at a nice restaurant

As I’ve mentioned before, we were kind of searching for things to add to our list at the start of the new year,and one of our ideas (well, my idea) was to celebrate something imaginary at a nice restaurant. This … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh’s “Three Sisters”

Achievement: #12. Make a photo documentary of Pittsburgh bridges

Our second bridge was the Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge, which we crossed en route to the worst Buccos loss in history! It was on Earth Day, a really beautiful day, even though the Buccos just stunk out the joint. Here … Continue reading

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The 2010 Primanti’s-For-All: PNC Park

Achievement: #13. Go to all the Pittsburgh Primanti Brothers

If you live in Pittsburgh, you know about the magic that is Primanti Brothers. If you’ve ever visited Pittsburgh with some Yinzer friends or family, they’ve probably taken you there. And let’s face it, once you’ve gone Primanti, you’ll never … Continue reading

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