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Mixed Results from Pirate Fans for Change Protest

Mixed Results from Pirate Fans for Change Protest

The Pirates announced a crowd of 26,959 on Saturday. But more than 27,000 fans had a keen eye on this game---a protest of Pirate management and ownership by the "Fans for Change," led by Andy Chomos, drew local and national attention.
I wasn't in attendance, but I'll do my best to point you in the direction of solid coverage:

Yahoo! Sports, Associated Press and the Biz of Baseball all posted relevant articles.
WTAE, KDKA and the Post-Gazette covered the story in Pittsburgh
The Unofficial Pittsburgh Pirates Message Board had a live thread, and there were a few posts on the Only Bucs board, too.

From the AP:
PITTSBURGH - Despite a much-publicized effort to display fan discontent during the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 15th consecutive losing season, only a few thousand fans at most left their seats in protest following the third inning of Saturday night’s game against Washington.
Only about 100 fans were seen leaving the ballpark immediately following the third, and it appeared that many of ...

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