As we did last year, we are going to bring in our top-secret televisions to broadcast the Pirates game tonight, and the Good-Lord-willing*, any subsequent playoff games in which they play.
As I wrote in a blog post before last year's Pirates playoff game, we consider Pirates playoffs to be the "moon-landing" exception to our otherwise strict no-television rule. These games don't come around often (see: 21-year playoff draught prior to 2013) and we have an obligation to our neighborhood, our staff, and our patrons to play them when they do.
As with last year -- have no fears -- the televisions leave as soon as the game is over and we will return to normalcy at the Independent.
So, if you're looking for a place to watch the Pirates in Squirrel Hill and have a few pints of good beer while you do it, we're your huckleberry.
See you at the Independent!
* Now that we're returned to sports-television, we're also embracing a new-found yinzer-sporting-team religiosity.