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The Roberto Clemente Bridge

Okay let's think about this for a second or two. Top two or three players in the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Stumped Honus Wagner, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, well yes they are all up at the top. Oh, you said Barry Bonds. I'm sorry, but we really don't want to go there right now. Anyway you have gotten me off track already.

Anyway our second question was about the greatest Puerto Rican ball player of all time. Well you know already that that name from above is going to be there again. So we've got Roberto Clemente who is the greatest Puerto Rican ball player and one of the greatest players in Pirates history, so let's name a huge yellow bridge after his name, put a monument on the other side of the bridge and have a beautiful baseball stadium set up on a hill on the other side of the bridge. It's kind of like those MasterCard commercials, "priceless".

The point I am getting at is that when you arrive at PNC you will walk across the Allegheny River on the Roberto Clemente Bridge which just happens to be Pirate yellow and look at the stadium in the background. While you are doing this you have Jazz musicians playing for tips and once you get to the other side of the bride you have monuments of the Pirate greats, with the first one you see being Mr. Clemente himself. As a baseball fan there is no better way to get your emotions going and you haven't even gotten to the stadium yet.

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