PNC Park threatens to relocate

For those who read both Pittsblog an my own blog, I apologize for being lazy and posting this on both.... but this is too funny. The Onion gives us: PNC Park Threatens To Leave Pittsburgh Unless Better Team Is Built.

If I were anywhere near as right brained as the notorious and prolific writers at the Carbolic Smoke Blog, I would suggest another headline.. Something like: City Cites Pirates Ownership as Blighted, Intends to use eminent domain powers to buy team.


7 Responses to "PNC Park threatens to relocate"

Anonymous said... 7/20/2006 7:48 AM

My dear, left-brained Chris Briem -- are you not aware that that Pirates ownership is being investigated for improprieties as we speak?

Judge Rufus Peckham said... 7/20/2006 11:48 AM

That's very good, C. Briem, and if it wasn't so obvious to everybody, I would steal it. We are breaking a story next week: PITTSBURGH'S DISASTER PREVENTION PLAN ENTAILS DISBANDING THE PIRATES.

C. Briem said... 7/20/2006 12:10 PM

well, I spend a lot of each week pointing out the obvious to those who choose to ignore it.

Ever consider how much harder your avocation would be without all the material provided by the team (team as loosely defined that is).

Judge Rufus Peckham said... 7/20/2006 12:33 PM

. . . No, your headline is great, it would just be obvious to everyone that I stole it from you. From now on, please send headlines to me privately so I can take all the credit.

Mark Rauterkus said... 7/20/2006 2:47 PM

The NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins were the worst team in hockey -- and they still want a new arena.

Just a couple of years ago, the NHL didn't even complete half of its season due to a lockout -- and they still want a new arena.

Talk about blight and not seeing the light.

joe wertheim said... 7/20/2006 5:44 PM

And if the city uses eminent domain powers to buy the team you can bet that it will ask itself for a TIF to fund the purchase. Maybe the commissioners in Mt Lebanon would like to contribute also!

Ol' Froth said... 7/25/2006 5:50 PM

I'm pretty sure that the last time the Pirates were competative was when the city owned them!

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