From a giant rubber duck to cutting-edge restaurants to a yarn-bombed bridge, our city had the world buzzing this year.
By anyone’s standards, 2012 was a landmark year for Pittsburgh, capped off by “The Dark Knight Rises” hitting theaters and unveiling the ’Burgh as the fabled Gotham, not to mention National Geographic imploring the world’s travelers to train new eyes on our formerly smoky city.
Little did we know, that was just the beginning. As we get ready to tuck this year away, let’s take a look back at how Pittsburgh owned 2013.
English: baseball legend Mike Piazza (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
COLLEGEVILLE — The book is appropriately named.
This week, when “Long Shot” is officially released, a lot of the questions baseball fans have had about Mike Piazza and, of course, all the questions the media has asked Mike Piazza as well as the controversial stories they’ve written about the former Major League star, will be addressed in it.
And the Phoenixville High School graduate — a 62nd round draft choice of the Los Angeles Dodgers who became the greatest hitting catcher in the game before retiring just over five years ago — will be putting his signature on the autobiography during a book signing 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Towne Book Center and Café just off Route 29.
It will be Piazza’s only appearance in Pennsylvania during the publisher’s media tour.
WTH is going on in Philadelphia with moronic teenagers running on to the field during Phillies games? Is there something in the water? The most recent imbecile was dressed like a Marvel Comic superhero and ran on the field during the 7th inning, only to be tripped by a player.
His parents are letting him sit in jail. GOOD, dumbass needs to learn a lesson. He is lucky he didn’t get tased!
Seventeen-year-old Steven Consalvi, from Gilbertsville, made the national news when he got tasered for running onto the field at Citizens Bank Park during the 8th inning of a Phillies game. His father, Wayne Consalvi, owns an auto repair shop in North Coventry Township and was interviewed by the local media regarding the incident.
Steven received 80 hours of public service and is on probation for six months. I think this young man is fortunate to have escaped without more serious charges. Hopefully he learned his lesson and others will think twice before doing something like this. It may seem like the “cool” thing to do at the time but the consequences far outweight the “thrill”. Fortunately, this sentence should not mess up his permanent record.