If you didn't know it by now, and even if you don't understand why it's there, a 40 foot rubber duck is docked near Point State Park for the next three weeks. Making its first appearance in North America, it will be an attraction for residents and tourists.
Hopefully, it doesn't symbolize the play of the Pirates and Steelers over the next three weeks.
The Steelers, who were lame ducks even before the giant, yellow bath toy docked in the Allegheny, are playing another duck in the Minnesota Vikings. Like Pittsburgh, the Vikings are 0-3, have dealt with key players getting injured and are across the pond trying to get their first win tonight at Wembley Stadium (this afternoon for us).
The Pirates, soaring like Eagles on this final road trip of the year, will play a meaningless game Sunday afternoon and return for the National League Wild Card game against Cincinnati at PNC Park Tuesday night in front of a standing room only sellout crowd on national television.
A big moment for this franchise. They haven't played a postseason game in Pittsburgh since October 11, 1992. Hopefully, the Pirates offense doesn't go lame duck with Cueto on the mound for the Reds and soar past them on the wings of Liriano.
Hopefully, the Steelers don't get their goose cooked in London (they like to eat geese over there, right?), and the Pirates make a victory formation towards the NLDS.