Monday, July 30, 2007

Another Interlude and Arrival in Pittsburgh

Having missed out on the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, but finding myself with some time between waking in Cleveland and arriving in Pittsburgh, I decided to take another detour into another sport, and visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

This was a neat experience, and interesting to see, especially with the hall preparing itself for this weekend’s induction ceremonies. The parking lot had been taken over for temporary tents, while everywhere were banners, signs, and merchandise regarding the new inductees of the class of 2007. Especially of interest (for me, at least) was the Redskin-related memorabilia, including the bust of once-and-again coach Joe Gibbs, at right. That said, there was an element to which I wasn’t as steeped in the tradition and the lore of the sport, and thus had less of a connection with many of the players than others might have. That last concern is something I expect to have no problem with at all when I arrive in Toronto and get a chance to see the Hockey Hall of Fame.

I’ve now arrived in Pittsburgh in advance of tomorrow night’s game against St Louis, hoping to once again get my home-team-mojo going. Upon arriving, my very gracious hosts (Thanks Tom & Patter, and Beage as well) gave me a great overview of the city, including dinner at a fantastic location, offering tremendous views over the city below. I’m digging Pittsburgh – while it may be struggling from an economic standpoint, it’s definitely got a beautiful location and skyline. The park’s supposed to be fantastic as well, and I’m eagerly looking forward to seeing that for myself tomorrow night.


Anonymous said...

Make sure you eat some funnel cake before you leave Pittsburgh!

Grant said...

Couldn't do it. That stuff just doesn't look appetizing. I did get the double-barrel Primanti Bros sandwich and Pierogi action while I was there, though.