Wednesday, June 16, 2010

He ain't no Stephen Strasburg . . .

Pirates: Plenty of seats remain for Alvarez debut
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
By Dejan Kovacevic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pirates' game-day sales for Pedro Alvarez's debut tonight at PNC Park are better than usual, but plenty of good tickets remain, team officials said this afternoon.

The crowd of 12,693 Tuesday night for the 6-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox is pretty much the standard this time of year on a weeknight, so even a highly unusual game-day sale of several thousand would be needed to push the crowd past 20,000.

The team is expecting much larger crowds for the weekend series with the Cleveland Indians, during which the 1960 World Series championship team will be celebrated. Some tickets for those games are being sold for $19.60.

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