Last night was one of the most memorable games in Pittsburgh Pirates history, and easily the most memorable game in the last 21 years. It doesn't beat any World Series victory, but considering the long drought away from the playoffs, and considering how the game played out, you couldn't have picked a better way for everything to go. It was filled with a lot of key moments and a crowd that was going nuts, with "Let's Go Bucs" chants starting 30 minutes before the game. Here are my top ten moments from last night's Wild Card victory.
10. The introductions
During the introductions I looked up and noticed that TBS was doing in-studio analysis. I was surprised that they weren't showing the live feed. Nothing they could have said would have been better than that moment. Every Cincinnati Red was getting the biggest boos of their career. Every Pittsburgh Pirate was getting the biggest cheer of their career. It was a lively atmosphere that set the tone for the rest of the night, and may h...
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