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July 13, 2013

Shribman: A summer of love at the Pittsburgh ballpark

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Now people in Pittsburgh are falling in love again, with baseball — a game of surpassing beauty, with its own rhythms and its mysterious inner integrity, marred only by the designated hitter rule that, I am happy to say, does not apply in these precincts. They are falling in love with these Pirates, and also with the idea of being in love. There hasn’t been a postseason baseball game here since the presidency of George H.W. Bush.

So bring it on, with hearts and flowers, and a Whitman’s sampler of chocolates, and moonlight and love songs, never out of date. It’s an as-time-goes-by kind of moment here in Pittsburgh — you can sense it in the streets and in the stands — for it’s still the same old story, a fight for love and glory, a case of do or die.

It could happen. It might. Let’s hope, this summer, here.

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North Shore native and Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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