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Another year, another stitch n’ pitch. To say that the weather was hot and muggy would be an understatement. The Bucs won in extra innings but we weren’t there to see it because we left early to get out of the heat.

The obligatory blurry sock-in-front-of-baseball-field photo. Markus’ socks will be completed before the end of July. I mean that, see, it’s in italics.

Ticket prices went up this year from $20 to $24. I was hoping the additional $4 went into the budget for swag.

::chirp chirp::

Although the bag, which is the same bag they gave out last year, is actually quite useful with a zipper, big front pocket and mesh bottle holders on each side. It will have to last me forever since I am not planning to go to another stitch n’ pitch game unless the Pirates play the Chicago Cubs. I think I would rather buy a nice skein of sock yarn with that $24… Mmmm, sock yarn.


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Stitch ‘N Pitch 2008
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Final score: 11-6 Cards
Knitting score: Jaywalkers still not finished yet

We had a great time at the game yesterday. It was overcast (and threatened of rain) for most of the game, although some sun did peek through for a few innings. We were in the shade as well. Despite all this, I still managed to get a wicked sunburn on my arms. Ouch!

There were 9 of us total (8 knitters/crocheters and one non-knitting husband). Here we are before the game started.

Our section filled up quickly. And at every game there’s always that one guy, you know who I mean. The one who yells in his loudest voice “I GOT IT!” whenever the opposing team hits a pop fly, or heckles people sitting near him. His name was Nick. And Nick was sitting right behind us. Lucky us. Lisa took this picture of Beth teaching him to knit with “sticks and thread” as he called it.

And in true Stephanie Pearl-McPhee style, here’s a picture of my Jaywalker sock and the ball park.

PNC park is really a beautiful ball park. It has a lovely view of the downtown skyline, and has really awesome surround sound. You can even text a message to someone and they’ll show it on the scoreboard!

And we had some excitement in our row, too! Bottom of the 8th. Pirates down by 5. All the sudden an errant foul ball came barreling towards Rebecca! She made a valiant effort to catch it bare handed, but it smashed into her hand so hard that it went rolling down 2 rows in front of us. And wouldn’t you know it, the guy who finally ended up taking the ball wouldn’t give it back to Rebecca, even after she showed him her swollen hand. Here she is icing her hand.

And the swag wasn’t bad either. Cute bags this year.

I think I may go again next year. Better play the Cubs, though!

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