Pictures: What Your Seats Look Like on Buck Night
PITTSBURGH -- So you want to sit behind first base on the field level. In Fenway Park that will cost you $130. Yankee Stadium? North of $200. Wrigley Field? Between $55 and $100. On Wednesday night at PNC Park? A freaking dollar. Here's the type of view you could have had for a Major League Baseball game for a buck.
More pictures below, including an observation on the jersey selection in the stands.
This view: Also a buck.
Another dollar view. This time from the upper deck.
And one more, this time from the down the left field line.
And this is how close you can get to Manny Ramirez ... for a buck.
If you're a Pirates fan and you want to buy a jersey, your best best would be to purchase one that is either blank, without a name or number on it, or one of a Pirates legend (Stargell, Clemente, Mazeroski, Parker, etc.) because, chances are, in two years it will be outdated as your player of choice is just as likely to be playing in Boston, Atlanta, New York, Chicago or any other city besides Pittsburgh. Through all of my walking around on Wednesday, I only saw jerseys with two current players: Andrew McCutchen, and baseball deity Garrett Jones.
Other than that? A lot of current players that play for other teams.
Like Jack Wilson:
And Nate McLouth:
And Freddy Sanchez:
And Matt Capps:
Note: At first, I thought that was a Derek Jeter Pirates jersey, which made me want to shed a tear for sports fans everywhere, but I just realized, thanks to the patch on the left sleeve, that it's likely a Jeter All-Star jersey from when the All-Star game was in Pittsburgh.
Back to ex-Pirates... and Jason Kendall:
And, finally, Brian Giles:
I also spotted a couple of Sean Casey jerseys, a handful of Jason Bay's and two for Barry Bonds. If I had to rank them in terms of volume: 1) Former Pirates playing for different teams, 2) Former Pirate greats (Stargell, Clemente, Parker, Mazeroski), 3) Penguins and Steelers jerseys and 4) Current Pirates. In that order.
There were also the odd Yankee, Phillie and Cubs jerseys, as well as one lone Vancouver Canucks t-shirt.