The Pirates suck. No one is paying attention. Pittsburgh is almost entirely shut down for the G-20. But you know what? I'm going to keep watching. I have to keep watching. The people that complain about the team being or joke about the park being empty without having real knowledge of the team drive me nuts, and so I'm watching the Pirates in protest of them. They're probably going to lose tonight. I'm not sure the lineup they're starting is better than the Durham Bulls lineup that won the AAA championship last night. I don't care. There's two weeks of baseball left and I'm going to try and enjoy it, no matter how hard the Pirates try to ruin that experience.
Kevin Hart goes for the Pirates while Homer Bailey's already penciled in for seven strikeouts for the Reds. Paid attendance will probably be around 10,000. Actual attendance? I'm almost afraid to look.