Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
It's hot outside: How hot is it? It's so hot that the City of Pittsburgh has opened a number of daytime “cooling centers” to offer relief to senior citizens without air conditioning. Centers are open in Greenfield, Homewood, on the South Side and in Sheraden. And here's another good idea: If you have elderly residents in your neighborhood, take the time to check on them to make sure they're OK. Throw in an iced tea and their smile will be that much broader.
It's hot outside: How hot is it? It's so hot that the heat stroke-stricken Pittsburgh Steelers are going to try to find a way to blame parking lot magnate Merrill Stabile — who spoke truth to garbage about the Kenny Chesney concert mess — for star center Maurkice Pouncey posing in a “Free Hernandez” cap (a reference to former New England Patriots star and accused killer Aaron Hernandez). Ahem.
It's hot outside: How hot is it? It's so hot that a mirage has formed over PNC Park. It appears as if the Pittsburgh Pirates, who hold the record for most consecutive losing seasons in major professional sports (20), are going into the All-Star break with the second-best record in all of Major League Baseball. Wait, it's not a mirage! These Pirates are the real deal! Here's to a second half of the season better than the first and a long-awaited return to the playoffs. Keep those Green Weenies handy.
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