In honor of the midsummer classic’s July reappearance in Pittsburgh, I pulled out some interviews I did years ago with the Pittsburgh Post-​Gazette, and Dan Fitzpatrick got many new ones of great National Leaguers of the past and their recollections of the Pirates and Pittsburgh. Many remember the eccentricities of old Forbes Field.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring/​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Hall-​of-​famers tell of times in our city
We’ve been conditioned to think of beer as decision-making’s devoted contaminant, so when I tell you that beer almost single-​handedly explains Scott Smith’s current whereabouts, you might think this story won’t end well. Four years ago, Smith worked for a Fortune 500 company in a consumer products job.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Scott Smith, owner of East End Brewing Co., went from Fortune 500 to Fermentation 101
As Kermit the Frog says, “It isn’t easy being green.” Obviously, he’s never been to Equita, a Lawrenceville boutique specializing in “green, sweatshop-​free and Fair Trade” items. If this conjures thoughts of brown rice, scratchy, unbleached cotton and a sea of beige, rest assured: Equita is everything but.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Equita in Lawrenceville
Nothing says summer like a classic banana split. For some of us, it recalls going to the neighborhood drug store/​soda fountain with no thought of caloric intake or cholesterol levels.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading As the summer heats up, cool off with a visit to this old-​time ice cream shop in the Strip
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