(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist They've got the best modern ballpark in the country, a gem on Pittsburgh's North Shore with spectacular views of the city and a bridge you can walk over to see a game. It may be the only place in baseball where french fries come inside a sandwich rather than next to it.
Up until now, all that was missing at PNC Park was a winner.
Pittsburgh will have one this season, though it's hardly time to start spraying champagne. Not with a precarious lead in the NL Central, and nine games still to be played against the two teams chasing the Pirates down the stretch.
The collapse of last season is still fresh in the minds of Pirates fans everywhere, as if they didn't have enough history to worry about. An entire generation of new fans who know Sid Bream only as a historical footnote has never experienced a winning team in Pittsburgh.
They've been mired in mediocrity for so many years that just clinching at least a .500 season Tuesd...