Pittsburgh has been hosting great baseball teams all season long, of course: We just haven't been giving them much competition. But with the Pirates in baseball's basement (again), Major League Baseball has a cure for what ails local fans. Our home team stinks, but at least Pittsburgh's got this year's All-Star game ... a contest where both
teams consist largely of non-Pirates. That should liven things up, and we offer this issue in appreciation.
For visitors who want to sample, and natives who can't afford All-Star tickets, we've provided a guide to baseball-themed activities outside
the game. And to our guests we say: Enjoy PNC Park, and the city around it. And on your way home, feel free to take some of the Pirates management with you.All-Day BaseballAround the HornAll-Starry-EyedWritten in the StarsHall of FramesAnti-SweatshopSmall Ball