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    There are 10,000 "real" Pirates fans -- the same 10,000 that have been showing up year after year as the Pirates routinely dropped 90 games a season.

    The rest of the crowd you're hearing are bored Steelers fans looking for someplace to drink and yell at until hockey season starts.
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    Re: Pittsburg fans

    They are just excited. I find it hard to begrudge them that. No one makes any no bones about the fact that baseball is the third sport here. Regular season hockey is getting just about as much attention as playoff baseball. The Steelers' disastrous start (and their bye yesterday) certainly plays into the amount of attention paid, but they would have filled that stadium yesterday no matter what. It's a football town first and hockey town second but it's still a sports town above everything else.

    I know a number of die-hard, lifelong fans here, including a great number who have had season tickets the last 20 years. I know a lot of perpetually casual fans, along the lines of a lot of Reds fans I know, who are more into it now. that's normal -- annoying sometimes depending on the people, but normal. The only thing that bugs me is that my Facebook feed yesterday was filled with photos of people who were at the game, and honest to god, three-fourths of them I've never heard talk about baseball before, ever. And back when I was a sports fan, believe me, there was plenty of opportunity to talk about baseball around me. There are so many die-hard fans I know who are more deserving of the chance to attend a playoff game but don't have the money or whatever. But they're not bothered by that. Everyone's just excited to have playoff baseball again.

    All that said, being the target of their rivalry/hate/napoleanic complex is not something I cherish, which is maybe why I can be more relaxed about it now. And yet I suspect I will long for the days of their inferiority complex if they become a perpetual powerhouse again.
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    Re: Pittsburg fans

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    There are 10,000 "real" Pirates fans -- the same 10,000 that have been showing up year after year as the Pirates routinely dropped 90 games a season.

    The rest of the crowd you're hearing are bored Steelers fans looking for someplace to drink and yell at until hockey season starts.
    Exactly. Even this season they were 11th out of 15 in NL attendance. These are people looking for a good time. Driving me crazy listening to the broadcasts praising how much the fans deserve it and are into it.

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    Re: Pittsburg fans

    In fairness, PNC Park only seats something like 38K.
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    Like them or hate them, Pittsburgh fans are giving their team a real home field advantage.
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    Re: Pittsburg fans

    If they keep winning the fans will keep showing up, same as here.
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    Re: Pittsburg fans

    Go Gorillas!

    (That's Pitt State, which I assumed this thread was about based on the title)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg View Post
    I think that was the point of his
    Yup...I didn't catch on til after I posted...but thought it still worked. So I left it.

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    Re: Pittsburg fans

    there are of course lots of fans who only go to the park when the team is winning, but its the same in every stadium

    if the reds would have back to back losing seasons you wont have that many fans at the stadium aswell (especially in a 82 game season)...

    in other sports, f.ex. football youll find some soldout places every game even if the team doesnt play that good (only 8 home games...)

    in german soccer its the same, youll find some teams that sell out every game (big teams in big cities) and some fans only go to the stadium if the team plays well....


    but I dont like to discredit the pirates because there fans make much noise in post season.. of course there were some drunken, stupid "fans" that made stupid stuff, but with 40.000 people and alcohol served youll find problems in every stadium ...

    Ive been to a bengals game, reds and mets (regular season) and a boston bruins game (preseason)... loudest were the preseason hockey game (indoor makes it loud of course) but its a total different athmosphere than what Im used to in germany

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    Re: Pittsburg fans

    Is there a big crowd there today? It's a lot easier to go to a game if it's at night or on a weekend.
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    Re: Pittsburg fans

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    There are 10,000 "real" Pirates fans -- the same 10,000 that have been showing up year after year as the Pirates routinely dropped 90 games a season.

    The rest of the crowd you're hearing are bored Steelers fans looking for someplace to drink and yell at until hockey season starts.

    +1. This guy nailed it.

    I could care less about Yinzer Nation. I care even less about Dallas Latos. I feel like the initial question(s) of this thread was pretty loaded, but no, I don't think they will become like the Braves fans of the 90's. A lot more goes into that than yelling a pitchers name and cheering for the only team in your town that is winning.

    Good for the Pirates, they have a great team that got hot at a great time. Their fans get to enjoy it and I am happy for them.
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    Re: Pittsburg fans

    Any reason there is no "h" on Pittsburgh in the thread title?
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    Re: Pittsburg fans

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Any reason there is no "h" on Pittsburgh in the thread title?
    The real question is: Why is there an "h" in Pittsburgh. Here is the answer according to wikipedia.

    The city was chartered in 1816, its name being spelled without the h, and its official form is still Pittsburg. The h appears to have been added by the Post-Office Department, and through that action local usage appears to have become divided.
    The city's name is commonly misspelled as Pittsburg due to the fact that innumerable cities and towns in America make use of the German -burg suffix, while very few make use of the Scottish -burgh suffix. This problem is compounded by the fact that from 1891 to 1911, the official spelling of the city's name was temporarily changed to Pittsburg.

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    Re: Pittsburg fans

    Quote Originally Posted by TOBTTReds View Post
    The real question is: Why is there an "h" in Pittsburgh. Here is the answer according to wikipedia.
    Whoa. I had no idea. Question withdrawn.
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    Re: Pittsburg fans

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Any reason there is no "h" on Pittsburgh in the thread title?
    Yeah the OP is a idiot who cannot spell...just calling it like it is.


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