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First Pitch: Is Going to a Live Sporting Event Better Than the Alternatives?

First Pitch: Is Going to a Live Sporting Event Better Than the Alternatives?

I can't say that I care at all about the A.J. Burnett tweet tonight about empty seats at PNC Park. If you missed it, here it is:

https://twitter.com/wudeydo34/status/380169167863046144

That of course caused an uproar, which is usually what happens when you suggest that fans should be at the game when they aren't. Of course Burnett wasn't really saying that -- he was only commenting that there were empty seats -- but the message was implied. Not everyone was mad at Burnett for commenting on the lack of empty seats. Some supported him, and they were all retweeted by him. If there was one crime Burnett made tonight, it was retweeting people who were doing nothing other than asking for retweets, but that's just my opinion.

PNC Park wasn't packed tonight. (Photo by: David Hague)

One theme I've noticed lately has been that the TV numbers for the Pirates have been great. This year the Pirates have been putting up the highest TV ratings ever on ROOT Sports (and I'm assuming that al...

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