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Perrotto: One Good Reason to Visit PNC Park One Last Time in ’22



You could hear the players talking to themselves on the field.

That is how quiet it was at PNC Park last week when the Pittsburgh Pirates swept a three-game series from the Cincinnati Reds.

Major League Baseball only permits teams to announce paid attendance in terms of tickets sold. However, there were likely less than 10,000 fans total actually in the ballpark for the three games between two of the very worst teams in baseball.

It was kind of like the Pirates and Reds played in a forest. Much like the proverbial tree falling in the forest, does a sweep really happen if no one hears it?

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John Perrotto is a columnist for Pittsburgh Baseball Now and has covered the Pittsburgh Pirates and MLB since 1988.

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