Bucs on the Bridge: Pirates fans watch the NLDS from over the Allegheny
The most dedicated Pirates fans might've been the ones who weren't even in PNC Park on Sunday during Game 3 of the NLDS. Some would say it's the hundreds watching from the Roberto Clemente Bridge.
"I can see a tiny patch of grass," said Matt Evanchak, who was standing on top of the bridge median for a slightly better view. "You just go off the sound."
Pirates diehards and #FANtasking heros lined up across the bridge walls, dropped their large-sized Jolly Roger over the edge and hung it for all to see. More lined up behind the first row and another set of fans hopped up on the median.
"You can just feed off the noise," Richard Ulsh said from his tippy-toed position on the bridge. "It's really quite the rush."
The same fans also watched away games in the series on a giant projection screen on Federal Street.
"I was there in 1972 [when the Pirates lost to the Reds in the NLCS]," said Joanie Lawrence. "I cried. I was there Tuesday when we beat the Reds [in the Wild Card game]. Tickets were $100 but it was well worth it. The atmosphere was unbelievable.
"We're all just so excited to be a part of this."