I scored my first press pass, part two.
After the Pirates finished batting pratice I continued on my adventure. Walking through the tunnel I stopped and checked out some of the cool pictures on the walls.
We walked by the Pirates Clubhouse, not into it sadly.
I spotted the batting cages as well. They must crank the air to make it 40 degrees in there because it was FREEZING! What I would give to be able to go in there and swing the bat around.
I headed up to the Press Box. Waiting for the elevator I ran into Greg Brown. I chatted with him for a few minutes. Tim Neverette and John Wehner also walked by and said hello. Browny was very nice.
I also saw Mets broadcaster and former player, Keith Hernandez.
I walked into the FSN booth where Steve Blass was hanging out. I introduced myself and we chatted for a long time. I love him so much. He told me the funniest joke when I walked in, which I probally shouldn’t repeat. I asked for a picture with him and he said “Of course but we have to do this the right way”. We put on the headsets.
Blass showed me how he keeps score and the notes that he took from the game before. He explained to me how he does his stats since everyone kind of does it a little different. He was such a nice guy and wished me luck. I love him so much more.
It looks pretty good on me right? FSN if your looking for a in-game reporter, you know who to call.
What a view.
I stopped in a few of the other rooms and chatted with some of the writers. But before I left I was sure to grab all the goodies.
(They kept me company during the multiple rain delays)
After I left the Press Box I headed back down to the Pirates dugout to watch the rest of the Mets batting pratice. After they finished, I headed to my seat to watch the game. The Bucs may have lost that night and I may have gotten drenched from the rain, but none of that mattered because it was still one pretty amazing day.