Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hot Fun In the Summertime

"That's the first multi-run home run since, like, 14 B.C.!," exclaimed Buccos broadcaster Steve Blass after Garrett Jones golfed a Roy Oswalt pitch for a two-run homer and a 4-0 Pirates lead over the Astros Sunday at PNC Park.

Indeed, it had been more than 1,000 at-bats since a Pirate had hit a home run with a runner on base. Which is unbelievable on the face of it, but be that as it may ...

Baseball sure is a lot of fun to play and watch when your team is winning. It's happened too rarely in Pittsburgh this season, but the past two games -- Saturday night before a sellout Fireworks crowd and on this sunny Sunday afternoon -- the Pirates actually played well.

Good to see. We'll take what we can get and look forward to the heat wave continuing.

Photo picked up from Leading Us Absurd, which offers this terrific write-up on the all-time great dynamo band that was Sly and the Family Stone, creators of the hit song, "Hot Fun in the Summertime."

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