I was thinking today that as of tomorrow, over 2.4 million people will have gone to PNC Park this year, breaking the previous attendance record from 2001. That's impressive, especially when you consider that more people went to a Pirates game in 2014 than will see the Steelers or the Penguins combined...and those teams sold out every single game. Yes, the Pirates obviously have a lot more available seats, but it's still a testament to just how many people baseball impacts. The 1-1 Steelers remain the center of the attention as they prepare to lose Sunday night to Carolina, yet the Pirates remain nearly unnoticed as they find themselves once again on the brink of another landmark season.
Will the Pirates go deep into the playoffs next year? Will the Wild Card Game repeat itself? Will Russell Martin be a playoff hero? Who knows! But start paying attention...you never know when another two decades will pass before we're here again.