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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Retweet of the Day - October 2, 2013

The sports fans of Pittsburgh, like nearly every fall, have good cause to be excited. It has nothing to do with their beloved, 0-4, NFL team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Baseball is the talk of the Steel City.

The Pittsburgh Pirates played their first playoff game in 21 years yesterday, beating the visiting Cincinnati Reds, 6-2. The Bucs will advance to the National League Division Series against the N.L. Central champion St. Louis Cardinals.

The crowd dominated the name, verbally running Reds ace and starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (5-2, 2.82 ERA) out of PNC Park.with chants of "Cue-to! Cue-to!". The energy at the park seemed tangible and its effect was undeniable. If ever there were a town whose baseball fans deserved a reason to celebrate, it is Pittsburgh.

Today's retweet, by Alana Russo ‏(@alanarusso), puts the Pirates' postseason drought into historical perspective:

"Things that hadn't happened yet the last time the Pirates won a playoff game: Bill Clinton's presidency, the end of apartheid, the internet"

This also had not happened the last time the Pirates won a playoff game. It would happen just days after and mark the beginning of a two-decade long baseball depression in Pittsburgh.

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