A Shoutout To Liz In Muse

Liz expresses The Fan Morning Show's thoughts on the home opener

Matt Koll
April 03, 2018 - 11:11 am
Clint Hurdle and team

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are undefeated. 4-0. They just won their home opener against the Twins 5-4 and newcomer Colin Moran hit a grand slam in his first home at-bat as a Pirate. Liz in Muse just wants to enjoy that. 

She called in to The Fan Morning Show today to talk about the divide among Pirates fans as to whether you should still go to games, even if you are unhappy with the way this past offseason went. In so many words, Liz pretty well encapsulated the thoughts of Colin and Jim today with her call.

She started by saying that she went to the home opener yesterday with her husband and enjoyed it. She then said that if you don't want to go to the game, you have that choice not to. But, you don't have to tell other people not to go down to PNC Park and/or make them feel bad when they do go.  

She said she has a neighbor with a 12 year-old son who would love to go to games but won't because his father doesn't want to give the ownership group his hard-earned money. She says that's fine, but don't tell me how to spend mine! She ended by saying that we should all be thankful that we have a major league baseball team in this city and two other professional teams as well. You can listen to her call below. 

Colin and Jim had some fun with Liz, but what Liz represents is the baseball fan that just enjoys the game and going to the stadium. What she depicted her neighbor representing is the disgruntled fan that refuses to go games (which is well within his right) but then makes other people feel bad for going to games. Colin says there should not be a great divide here. There is a middle ground where you can be angry and upset with the way the team was handled in the offseason AND still go to the games with your kids or your family. He says you can go to games without it being a direct sign that you support the way the organization is being run. You can go just to spend time with family and root for the players on the field.

If you want to go to games like Liz in Muse, you're not a villian. If you don't want to go to games like Liz's neighbor in Muse, you're not a villian either. It's your choice. Enjoy that choice.

In the end, everyone just wants to see the Pirates win and they are off to a 4-0 start.

Enjoy that, too.