Baseball Road Trips Catch All Thread

Al Zarilla

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One good thing about this long West Coast swing to start the season: a lot of games on TV, sans NESN. 2 out of 4 from Seattle, all three from Oakland because I live in the Bay Area, and all three from Anaheim on MLB network. I guess so many on MLB network because there are not a lot of choices for late games.
 

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Anyone going to Pittsburgh in 2 weeks? Never have been to PNC and thinking about making the trip.
Not sure if they've finished the work yet, but the Clemente Bridge was closed for repairs last season. Might alter your parking situation, but yeah, I agree with everyone else, it's one of the best places to take in a game. Definitely go if you can.
 

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Anyone going to Pittsburgh in 2 weeks? Never have been to PNC and thinking about making the trip.
@SoxinPA mentioned the Clemente Bridge, but it's been open since January after being closed for 2+ years.

I'm hoping to catch one of the games but it depends on my kids' soccer schedules. I suppose I could drag them out to the Friday night game.

My recommendation is to catch the subway to the game, although walking over the bridge from downtown is good too. This decision depends on where you're staying, where your seats are, etc. The subway and the bridge take you to opposite corners of the stadium. The north side is not a bad place to walk so it's not a big deal either way. One thing about the subway is that it doesn't get a lot of use so it's pretty clean and efficient. And it's free, which is nice. Parking/traffic is nowhere nearly as bad as Fenway or many other stadiums that you may be used to but it's still a city and it can be inconvenient. For restaurants I like Tako or Gaucho Parilla Argentina, but it's been a while since I've eaten downtown.

I'm going to lose my residency for saying this but I don't like Primanti's much at all
 
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loshjott

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When my son visited Carnegie Mellon in 2012 we went to a game. We got a hotel room across the river from the Park and walked across the bridge pregame. It was as awesome as advertised.

Bonus baseball content: it was the same day Felix Hernandez pitched his perfecto, and we watched the end of that while eating lunch at a local eatery before heading to PNC.
 

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Yep, I've seen the Sox play in 30 parks and PNC was my favorite out of all of them. I highly recommend taking in an inning from behind home plate in the upper deck. The view is stunning.

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johnnywayback

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PNC Park is great, the Mattress Factory is great, and if you are at all into birds, the National Aviary is a must-do.
 

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Just Detroit, Cleveland, and Atlanta left to go, but I got a few bonus ones in - Montreal, London, and Cooperstown.
The three parks that you're missing are very good. I don't know how much you like going out before or after games, but the bars in Detroit and Cleveland were a lot of fun. People were super friendly and nice, especially the bartenders. When we were in Cleveland we actually drank at the bar that the umpires went to.

Atlanta was fine too, but for other reasons. As you probably know the park is in the midst of the Battery so there's a lot of choices to eat and drink. It's a little more corporate I guess you can say that Detroit and Cleveland, but there's some good spots if you want a bite to eat before the game.