Sunday, January 27, 2008

RT Does SuckFest PirateFest

It was a snowy Sunday in the ‘Burgh, but Roaming Tigger wanted to get out. Where did he want to go?

Yup. PirateFest 2008.

RT made some friends

That's Sauerkraut Saul and Halapeno* Hannah (*i know, i know. It should be Jalapeno, but then the alliteration doesn't work.)

Saw some dudes wandering the crowd playing some fun music.

Saw a player getting interviewed by a local radio dude.

(We think it was “Pirates prospect Andrew McCutcheon,” but we don’t really know. The Pirates really should have had the players wearing jerseys. Or at least had table cards for ID purposes at stuff like this particular booth. These guys aren’t exactly household names, you know.)

Absorbed the top sentiment of the weekend

Oh, and I managed to find a jersey that met all of my requirements:
1. No name (what, I'm supposed to pick one of these no-names who's my favorite?)
2. No Number (same reason)
3. NO RED!!! When did Red become part of the team colors? I object!!

RT wasn’t the only one to get a picture taken. This guy scanned our tickets to get in

And a good time was had by all …


Jen said...

Looks like fun - I do love the parrot!

The guys that were wandering around and playing music were some of the members of the Boilermaker Jazz Band (bandleader Paul Cosentino is in the center, with the clarinet). I'd recognize them anywhere - they played at my wedding! :)

SJ said...

I've wondered the same thing about the red in the uniforms. Did they think that by adding a color that wasn't black or gold, they'd somehow break the curse of losing seasons?

I'm glad the Parrot decided to behave for the photo (i.e., not try to eat your head).

Jenn said...

They debuted the red last season. We were going to go on Friday night but we were tired and Tom is sick, so we stayed in. SO JEALOUS that you got your picture taken with the parrot!

Ian said...

Roaming Tigger is cute, but Halapeno Hannah is tres sexy!

Yvonne said...

Awesome you had the pic w/the parrot! When Robert was younger, I took him to see the Bucs play the Cards..and he was on the JumboTron!! :)

LaurieG said...

I'm laughing because I know guys who were the Parrot and Sauerkraut Sal! (Don't know if they still are)

Jess said...

you are totally cute. :) I am such a huge fan of the pierogies. I love the pierogie races. Did they race? Or were they there to just make an appearance? tee hee.