tomorrow, the pittsburgh pirates plays against the san francisco giants / a one-game series, the national league wild-card game \ the triumphant goes to the World Series playoffs
let’s go bucs!
we only have a few weeks left to enjoy the farmers’ market at market square / every thursday, we are treated to acoustic music, beautiful bouquets of flowers, herbs, organic vegetables & fruits \ comfort food such as homemade pies, cookies, jams & jellies / smoked salmon, cheeses, pierogies and our favorite – greek food! / and so it was yesterday, my favorite analysts & i had our fix of stuffed eggplant, moussaka, buffalo chicken pasta & baklava
i never thought i’d be able to watch this year’s world cup / i don’t have a television \ during previous world cups, we were at the beach condo where there was a television / so when i heard that a big screen was being set up at market square for the 4pm u.s. vs. belgium match, i decided to drop out of rowing practice <i’m sure coach understands> \ the average age of the crowd was “young” and the standard deviation, tight / i imagined them as 10- to 12-year old boys & girls from 12 years ago \ that’s one nice thing about soccer, girls played it too / a young woman knowingly answered my questions about the rules of the game
it was very festive, very red-white-and-blue / a baby & a golden retriever wearing a soccer shirt were my neighbors \ we cheered & vuvuzela’d each of the 16 saves that tim howard made / we cheered & clapped each time the u.s. stole the futbol \ after belgium’s second goal, the crowd thinned out / those of us who stayed were just waiting for a miracle \ and we got half / we gave our loudest cheer & vuvuzela when the u.s. scored its only goal \ but time had ran out / and i had strong urge for nola fries & a good stout
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: A crane in the square’s northwest corner holds the boom lift, which holds a camera that projects a light video onto the plaza. A heat sensor camera detects people moving through the light. Another camera projects the plaza scene onto a 50-foot screen.