It’s easy to root for a winner. But you’re really gotta be a die-hard fan to pull for a not-so-great team THIS many years . . .
99-year-old Catherine Kyle lives in Pittsburgh, and she’s been a lifelong Pirates fan. Which takes commitment. They haven’t won a World Series in 40 years, and they’ve only made the playoffs a handful of times since then.
So for her birthday, her family took her to her VERY FIRST GAME this past weekend.
She used to watch a lot on TV with her late husband. But apparently she’d never been to a game at PNC Park . . . or Three Rivers Stadium, where they played until 2001 . . . OR Forbes Field, where they played from 1909 to 1970.
She went on Saturday with 16 family members, including her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids.
Before the game, she said the part she was looking forward to most was singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” for the seventh-inning stretch.
The Pirates haven’t had a great season again this year. They’re last in their division right now. But they came up big for Catherine on Saturday and CRUSHED the Cincinnati Reds, 14 to nothing.