Getting ready in the Burgh
Here we go…
It’s hard not to get caught up in Steelers fever here in my hometown of Pittsburgh. And if you listened to my show on MLB Radio today, I mixed in some baseball with the Steelers hysteria (forgive my singing in the open). We had three prospects with Pittsburgh ties on the program: Neil Walker (Pirates), Kevin Slowey (Twins) and Josh Wilson (Rockies). I could’ve gone on — Donnie Kelly (Tigers), Ben Copeland (Giants) — who knew so many baseball players came from this area?
And that’s not all. We’ve got a veritable who’s who of scouting executives from the Burgh — Jack Zdurencik (Brewers), John Mirabelli (Indians), Jack Bowen (Pirates) — just to name a few.
So just don’t think football when you think about the Iron City…mmmm, Iron City. Think baseball as well — especially with the All-Star Game coming in July.
Oh, and a prediction: Big Ben says "Thin air? What thin air?" Steelers 24, Broncos 14