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  1. Parking by the arena can be rough - people do park there for work. But by afternoon enough people should have left that you can get in. I'm sure the lots at Duquesne won't be full since school is mostly out for summer. There must be a nice beer store in Cranberry or Wexford that you could hit on your way out, but I don't know of any.
  2. Food is good. Occasionally great. Beer is very good, occasionally great. Best experience is probably just to stop by for a couple beers and some kind of snack.
  3. The Pirates seem like they're falling pretty far down the list of teams with bright futures. Other than Mitch Keller, what do they have on the farm? Polanco can't live up to the hype, Marte is already almost 30, Taillon can't seem to take the next step, the rest of the SPs are meh... how are these guys going to be good now OR down the road?
  4. Just wanted to say, I finally read this review... I don't read a ton of TV reviews, but I read a couple shows' worth at any given time, and this might be the best recap of a show I've ever read.
  5. I have no idea how i am in 2nd place on Fantrax, it must be all mediocre volume and my top 3 hitters (Lindor, Freeman, and Scooter freaking Gennett). Have a competent rotation but not a lot of depth (Miguel Gonzalez got hurt, Bryan Mitchell is bad, Yonny Chirinos got hurt, Biagini is in the bullpen, Cessa got hurt, Timmah hasn't panned out). One thing is for sure, we will be giving out some souveniers to the fans. Chuck Morton 73ip 1.08whip 1.36hr9 Miles Mikolas 72ip 1.00whip 0.75hr9 Chad Kuhl 67ip 1.32whip 1.60hr9 Luis Castillo 67ip 1.45whip 1.75hr9 Chase Anderson 60ip 1.22whip 1.93hr9 (!!) Steven Matz 52ip 1.23whip 1.54hr9 On offense I somehow have very little in the way of outfielders, Hoskins broke his jaw, Hicks missed some time, Reddick is injured, Chris Young is turrible, even Garrett Cooper got hurt, Jose Osuna is just a pinch hitter, Tapia is banished to AAA, Melvin Upton never got a job... blech.
  6. After that scene in Roy Rogers I started thinking I should binge Roy Rogers
  7. Interesting. I read the first one, I was happy with it, and decided not to read the rest. I also thought it was kind of YA though I am not sure why I thought that. I figured that all the other YA series eventually sucked even after a good book 1 (Hunger Games, Divergent), so I'd just cash out after 1 book in this series and be happy. Maybe I should re-think reading the rest of the series.
  8. He does, but I'm not sure I see Kapler committing to him as the closer. They might not commit to anyone. Who knows with them?
  9. Bauer is just one dumb adjustment from being mediocre again. I love Blackmon so that's a no-go for me. How about Benintendi if he won't take Upton?
  10. Apparently he was bad down the stretch last year too? So maybe not?
  11. Highlight of the season so far.
  12. Yeah, I mean, this season especially... do you WANT Elizabeth to get away? Most people probably don't. Or maybe it's better to say they don't care if she makes it out or not. I'm still pulling for her somehow. I think they've done a good job establishing Phillip as someone we DO want to root for.
  13. I wonder if his Thanksgiving speech was a way of establishing his bona fides that he is too much of a hard-### to let them get away. I do think he's too much of a patriot to let Phillip turn him. But maybe I can see him letting Phillip get away if Phillip convinces him Elizabeth was the real baddie.
  14. I mean, I think the whole point of the State Dept thing is that Paige is 2nd generation, ostensibly totally clean and can pass any background check, and work her way up to a position of influence and power where she can be a great mole for Russia. OTOH it could just be a way for her to get a legit job and get out of spying.
  15. The way the last shot of the ep was Phillip thinking about their wedding, and the fact that the FBI is looking into Russian Orthodox priests, and the fact that the show's creators have said all along it's a "show about marriage" makes me think the priest is going to be the smoking gun, somehow.