Things That Have Changed Since the Pirates Last Had a Winning Season
Buccos achieve what once seemed to be an unreachable 81st win, and the next generation says: What’s the big deal?
Photo by Dave DiCello
We didn't know about Marcellus Shale. Heinz Field and PNC Park didn't exist. Pittsburgh International Airport was brand-new. And this year's batch of high-school seniors weren't yet born.
The Pittsburgh Business Times put together a list of things that have changed — and some that haven’t — in the ’Burgh since the Pirates last had a winning series in 1992. The most shocking? Parking at the Mellon Square Garage in downtown Pittsburgh was between $3 and $8 per day back then. *Cue "All in the Family" piano*
After the Buccos’ victory last night, we'll have to start our collection all over again. Will the Squirrel Hill Tunnel Rehabilitation Project still exist in 2033? Let’s hope not.
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However, they failed to mention both cars on the The Racer at Kennywood run on the same track. That's an easy No. 14.
#Props: Next time you take a breath, thank these folks
The Breathe Project, whose aim is to continue to make Pittsburgh's air even cleaner, presented its first ever "Breathe Awards" this month. The winners are Pitt Ohio, a transportation solutions provider in the Strip District; Global Links, which provides medical relief and development organization; and community organizer Brian Brown of the Hill District Consensus Group.
In terms of pollution, we're certainly doing better than we were 73 years ago. (It was dark at noon).