If a playoff game is on the horizon for a Pittsburgh sports team, you can bet a pep rally will precede it.
And this one will be done big because next week will mark the first time the Pirates are in postseason play in more than 20 years.
A playoff rally for the Pittsburgh Pirates will be held at noon Monday in Market Square, Downtown.
The event is sponsored by the team, the city, Allegheny County and PNC Bank.
Activities will begin at 11:30 a.m. with music by DJ Soy Sos, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
There also will be Pirates trivia and prize giveaways, along with appearances by the Pirate Parrot and Pirates executives.
The county, city and bank have declared Monday "Black & Gold" day.