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Great Moments In Unlicensed Pittsburgh Sports Merch: The Mill Is Closed

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Thanks to Debb for this. Here’s the description:

Yes sadly, as the Cap fans have told the Pens fans, THE mill in Pittsburgh is closed. The same ONE that fueled all the American steel industry for years. Now that you’ve lost your mill job, do you need a shirt to help with the wallowing? These bright Steeler gold T shirts just might be sooth your pain, until you get your mine job of course.”

Now, aside from the hockey stick, you may be asking what this has to do with Pittsburgh sports. Well the mills and the local sports teams are probably the two things most associated with the city of Pittsburgh. Plus, the football team took its name from these very Steel Mills.

On a personal level, the mills and sports will always go hand in hand. I’ve told you before that my Dad used to work at the Duquesne Works, and my family originally lived in the mill district of Christy Park. Dad played in a few softball leagues, and had a few mill teams. One of ‘em was the Ingots, which is a common way steel and other metal were cast in the mills.

When an unlicensed shirt can remind me of awesome stuff like that, then I have no problem with it.

If you have any unlicensed Pittsburgh sports gear, or awesome generic sports gear from any team, send them to me and I’ll post them.

(thanks to Cotter for the banner pic)

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