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They're Pitt students watching the game atop the Cathedral of Learning, correct?
A Yinzer friend of mine
The Pirates used to play in Oakland? How did I not know that.
What is this in reference to?
Sorry, no reference. Oakland is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, the one in which Pitt resides and Forbes Field (apparently!) used to.
Yep, Forbes Field was in Oakland.
It gives you an idea of how large that outfield was. I believe at this point in time, it was approx 363' to LF and what about 451' to CF?
I have a question relating to what Andy/St NIck said above: at what pt. did people stop dressing up to go to ball games and places like the airport? It must have been after about 1970? I seem to recall people at the 1969 world series still dressed up. Although I dont recall it so much in 1971...
Did it have something to do with vietnam and all that?
Couple other views of Forbes Field and the Cathedral of Learning, since people seem to be having fun with this one:
I will say that I find the airline industry to be the least customer friendly business in America so I'm not feeling bad about it.
If you look around the various Pirate pages on the web, yinzer is usually used as a pejorative by multi-degreed folks who never spent time in combat and never made anything, let alone steel.
There's a reason the Pirates teams of the '30s and '40s hit so many triples.
And he says Steelers, Stillers.
When I graduated college (1994) everyone I knew had to at least wear a shirt and tie to the office and about half my friends had casual Fridays. Today it's still half and half, half "business casual" and half "whatever the hell you want" (which is what my company does).
Legend has it the transistor radio helped build Vin Scully's rep in Los Angeles, because many fans who went to games at the Coliseum couldn't properly view much of the action and thus took pocket radios along.
And I could talk all day about listening to baseball games on transistor radios in the Sixties, many of which were smuggled into school during World Series game days. Of course, their main benefit was that they were portable (i.e., did not need to be plugged into an electrical socket). Some teachers knew of their existence whereas others had no clue.
Anyone else old enough to have lived through this period in other parts of the country?
The same reason all the Forbes Field Pirates teams played at least two "center fielders" (one in center, one in right), and often three.
He had no comment when I said it's hard to imagine anyone up on that roof actually seeing anything going on down on the field, except to say, "yep, it's a pretty tall building."
Of course once the MLB trademark fascists got their lawyers working on it, that was soon the end of that little interlude, and before long not only were all the souvenirs "official", but most of the sidewalk vendors had been cleared away. Just one more way in which the ballpark experience has become thoroughly standardized and sanitized for maximum corporate control and profit.
The picture looks fake, to me. How could they see anything happening on the field?
When did "porn" become shorthand for "interesting topic"?
We still dressed up to go on a plane circa 1976.
Who was Murray? Why were hills named after him?
Every single week the girls would gather around in a circle and they would have some sort of ceremony where they passed a bowl around.
yep, it's a pretty tall building.
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