Take me out to the ballgame

Here at Sherpa, we work hard providing information governance solutions that are reliable and affordable. But our days are not just about developing products, working with customers and writing blog articles – not at all. We like to enjoy ourselves as well;  and what better way to do so, than to take full advantage of the summer weather and venture out to the ball park?

Sherpa’s headquarters are just outside of Pittsburgh, PA.  If you know anything about the city, you know that it is a sports-crazy town; several world-class teams play here, including the Steelers (football*) and the Penguins (ice hockey).  Even European club soccer** makes the occasional visit, as is the case with A.C. Milan and Manchester City playing in the storied Heinz Field this month.

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However, our current delight is the Pirates, a National Major League baseball team who, last year, finally halted their record-breaking losing streak, thereby energizing fans across the city.  Not only is the team back in contention, but they play at one of the most beautiful stadiums in America.  Add to that the added allure of a fireworks night: how could we resist?  The ‘Sherpa Culture Club’ (no, not the one from the 80’s), led by our own Steve Turyan, secured tickets – and we had a blast.

2014_06_26_theviewThe day dawned with the rain clouds clearing the way to sunny skies: perfect weather for Sherpas to don their Pirates gear and enjoy a tailgate-style lunch on our beautiful patio, highlighted by the musical talents of the No Name Band (helmed by my Sherpa colleagues), Eat’N Park Smiley Cookies and the grill-master skills of Harvey Coblin.

For the Pirates vs Mets showdown, the stadium was full, the weather beautiful, the seats ideal, and the view amazing.  This fantastic outing was capped off with a home team win and fireworks!2014-06-30_Fireworks_1

Much fun was had by all.  If you are ever in the Pittsburgh area in the during baseball season,  join the locals and enjoy a ballgame.

 

 

 

*Which the rest of the world qualifies as ‘American football’
**which the rest of the world knows as ‘football’
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