Pirates (sorta) winning, attendance goes up

1.  PNC Park is really nice.  As reported below:
According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, ticket sales this year at the gorgeous PNC Park are already up 2.4 percent and are 14 percent ahead of the sales pace set in 2010.
2.  The Pirates are actually above the Cubs in the standings, just a game below .500, and for a team with little expectation, that’s pretty much winning.  Winning or even the threat of winning, with a team that’s full of potential, seems to bring the fans to the yard.
Funny how that works.