...and I can't help myself from reading Redzone or Reds.com while at work, haha. Of course I'm going to be a lifelong Reds fan, no matter where life leads me.
So, for those of you who followed the picture thread that I posted over a month ago, this thread will be an update of what it's like working for a division foe.
Upon starting my job a few weeks ago, I learned that some of the front office employees have a basketball team. After attending an "open gym" with them during my first week, I was asked to be a member of their team. So, we play in a city wide "league" that allows us to play on the Univ. of Pitt's court (Peterson Event Center). So, our first game was against WAMO, the city Hip Hop radio station. As fun as that sounds, it gets better. In two weeks our team get's to play at Peterson Event Center against a team made up of Steelers players. Rumors have it that Ike Taylor and Ben will be playing. I've actually played against/with Ben several times when I attended Miami. Anyway, it's been fun to have such an entertaining extracaricular activity to participate in. It helps to keep me active since I don't know many people up here beside my girlfriend. The bad news is that I have to wear a shirt that says, "Pirates BASKETBALL". Of course, that means I have to wear one while we are playing. Ahhh, oh well!
On a different note...
I hear a lot of talk about the Reds here at PNC Park. For example. Opening Day tickets went on sale last Saturday for the Pirates. A couple of employees "warned" me the night before the ON SALE event that "there will be a line of people tomorrow starting at 8am...it's craaazy!". Haha. That comment was followed up by another employee saying, "you can expect Opening Day tickets to sell out by the end of the day."
So, I proceeded to tell them that the Reds Opening day tickets sell out in 7 minutes. They were really blown away when I told them how fans line up as much as a week ahead of time to camp for Opening Day tickets at GABP. Apparently, to the people at PNC Park, selling out in one day is a milestone event. Fans show up daily wanting to buy Opening Day tickets for the Pirates here at PNC Park and are overwhelmed when it is explained to them that they sold out the day they went on sale.
I can't help but talk about our beloved Reds when people begin discussing the Pirates. So, don't worry guys, I'm holding down the fort and spreading lots of Reds spirit at the oh so beautiful PNC Park!