Clint Hurdle: "I believe we're going to put something out there tomorrow night that's going to bring a lot of joy to a lot of different people in a lot of different levels." (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Clint Hurdle met with the media this afternoon, discussing the upcoming Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Reds. For playoff roster information, check out this post from earlier.
Hurdle discussed the approach with the game, the one game format, and of course, the opponent.
On the significance of the game:
"This is significant for our city. This is significant for our fanbase. This is part of what I envisioned when I signed up here."
The feel of PNC Park:
"This park is not only intimate, it's electric. There's been nights out here where it looks almost like there was an Oakland Raider football game about ready to break out when our people dress as Pirates. It's just cool! The synergy downtown. The energy that gets brought into the ballpark, obviously for so many fans ...
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