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Thursday, October 30, 2014


Congratulations to the 2014 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates!

Here in the Beer Fort we will stay untucked all offseason. We now turn to cheering the Steelers on to another consecutive Super Bowl Championship.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

World Series Game 4: Royals at Pirates

Game on. It is quite a scene in PNC Park. The first 40,000 fans were given champagne goggles. The Pirates have taken the field, untucked and in champagne goggles. Even the umpires are wearing champagne goggles.

Pirates up 4-0 on that inside-the-park bunt home run.

Friday, October 24, 2014

World Series Game 3: Royals at Pirates

Up 2-0 after that 21-run win, people are wondering if it possible for the Pirates to sweep this series in only three games.

Game underway. No score, but the Pirates are threatening. Vanimal and Guthrie are the starters. Vanimal pitching in prescription champagne goggles.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

World Series Game 2: Pirates at Royals

Game on, and the Pirates are up 3-0 after Cole's stupendously placed 3-RBI bunt.

Untucking in the Beer Fort. The sweep feels inevitable.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

World Series Game 1: Pirates at Royals

Liriano and Shields tonight at 8.

In a bizarre PR move, the Bucs have added Manny Sanguillen to the World Series roster, who will serve up barbecue to the players in the dugout.

It appears the PBC will not be wearing champagne goggles for Game 1.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NLCS Game 4: Cardinals at Pirates

The Pirates look to close out this sweep tonight at home. The untucked Pirates, anticipating another steamrolling of the hapless Cardinals, will play the game in champagne goggles.

Several layers of decorative bunting adorn the inside of the Beer Fort.

Shelby Miller and Jeff Locke will be the starters.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NLCS Game 3: Cardinals at Pirates

The PBC look to continue the sweep of the hapless passed-out-at-the-red-light Cardinals. It will be the Vanimal vs. Lackey, game starting soon.

Here in the Beer Fort, we already have our champagne goggles on, and are already completely untucked. Next stop, World Series.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NLCS Game 2: Pirates at Cardinals

Pirates look to extend their series lead to 2-0 after last night's commanding win. By hitting for the cycle, driving in seven, and turning that unassisted triple play in the second, Jay Hay may have played the greatest game in NLCS history. None of this matters without the series win, of course.

Cole and Lynn starting. Rob Mackowiak has re-joined the team and will be available as a pinch hitter.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

NLDS Game 4: Nationals at Pirates

Former White Flag Ryan Vogelsong makes his dramatic Pirates return tonight after being claimed off waivers yesterday. He will face Gio Gonzalez.

Rinku Singh has been suspended for the rest of the postseason for his Chan Ho Park-style drop kick to Bryce Harper's face yesterday. The mysterious Romulo! Sanchez has come out of hiding and retirement to fill Rinku's bullpen spot.

Monday, October 06, 2014

NLDS Game 3: Nationals at Pirates

After that 15-inning nailbiter on Saturday, the Pirates bring the series home for game 3.

Fister and Locke will be the starters. Game on at 7. Stadium will be LOUD.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

NFL Week 3: Steelers at Jaguars

Amidst the Pirates' playoff excitement, let's not forget about the 2-2 Steelers, who will crush the hapless Jags today.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

NLDS Game 2: Pirates at Nationals

Still untucked from the beer fort party following Frankie's three-hit gem. Cleared some additional space on the wall of glory. Pirates lead the series, 1-0.

Cole 45 and Zimmerman. Game just underway.

Friday, October 03, 2014

NLDS Game 1: Pirates at Nationals

The Bucs look to continue their momentum coming off their miraculous 9-8 comeback in 12 innings. Game 1 features Liriano and Strasburg, getting ready to start.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

NL Wild Card (for real): Giants at Pirates

After yesterday's meaningless exhibition game, it's time to get down to business and play this one-game playoff for real.

Not sure who's starting, but the game must be starting soon. Heading down to the ballpark!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

NL Wild Card Game: Giants at Pirates

The games begin tonight. The Beer Fort is ready. We have extra black-and-gold bunting, extra black IPAs, and we cleared a little spot on the wall for a new glorious picture.

"Mad" Bumgamer and likely WS MVP Edinson Volquez get the start. Game on at 8.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Game 162: Pirates at Reds

Cole and Cueto underway, tied 1-1 in the 5th. Strong PENNANT smell still wafting into the Beer Fort's windows.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Game 159: Pirates at Brewers

Volquez and Hale underway. Bickle just went yard to put the PBC up 1-0 in the first. Smell of PENNANT wafting into the Beer Fort windows.