I recently . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Book Club: The Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Jerseys
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I had a bunch of people over in my back yard yesterday, so I tossed a bunch of meat into the smoker. At top you can see the raw goods: four short ribs coated with Fette Sau’s dry rub; four chicken thighs with a jerk . . . → Read More: Before and After: A Mixed Grill
…or: the one where the Pirates let us down while winning an exciting ballgame on a dazzling Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh
[Editor's Note: Phil here, subbing for Paul on today's main entry. Except I didn't write what you're about to read -- I just edited it. The writing was done by Jason Bernard. He and some friends took in the NHL draft a week or two ago -- it was a trip I'd hoped to make, but it wasn't in the cards -- so today I'm going to live vicariously with you guys as we hear about their escapades. Enjoy. — Phil]
By Jason Bernard
Photos by Terence M. Kearns
I love Uni Watch for a million reasons (well, okay, like four.) Most of all, I love the great friends I’ve made, who I get to geek out with from time to time. This past weekend was one of those times, as Terence M. Kearns, Michael Walter and Patricia Troy came to Pittsburgh to take in the NHL Draft, a Pirates vs. Tigers game, and a few of Pittsburgh’s other gems. The following rundown of our weekend is mostly uni-centric, but has some Culinary Corner and Collector’s Corner thrown in for good measure.
The Brewers and Diamondbacks decided to play a spring training game in July yesterday. Or at least that’s how it looked at Miller Park, where it was Italian Heritage Day. For weeks now we’ve been saying that this was shaping up as the most unsightly game of the year, and it did not disappoint.
I actually watched first hour or so of this one. It was one of those odd experiences where you’re sort of transfixed by the ugliness — it’s painful to look at, yet you can’t look away. Here are some of the more pertinent details: