Pirates feeling the October passion

Pedro Alvarez's clutch hit helps drive Pittsburgh one step closer to NLCS

Originally Published: October 6, 2013
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- They've waited all their lives to play games like this. But how could the Pittsburgh Pirates have possibly known that this is what October would feel like?

Or, even more incredibly, that this is what October would sound like?

But now they know. Now they get it. Now they've seen it. Now they've heard it. They've felt the sonic boom that has rumbled out of the seats around them and shaken their world. They've stared into the eyes of people whose lives are changing.

"And ...

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