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Poor Pirates

Upper deck

The G-20 Summit has opened in Pittsburgh and there are security concerns aplenty so folks are staying away from PNC Park. Thursday afternoon's Pirates-Reds game, for instance, had about 2,500 people in the stands and the Post-Gazette's live blog has some wild pictures of acres of empty seats (right, click for bigger view) as the Pirates have shut down the upper deck for the day.


Of course, this isn't all about security. The Pirates' loss today dropped them to 3-23 in their last 26 games -- yes, 3-23! -- and they haven't been that bad in a similar stretch since they went 3-35 in 1890, as this story from Wednesday's P-G documents.


---Mike Harrington


(www.twitter.com/bnharrington)

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