Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/3/12

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 07: Charlie Batch #16 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sideline against the Cleveland Browns December 7, 2006 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers won 27-7. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
To the discerning eye, there is no difference between tears of pain and tears of joy. The tears shed on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, as afternoon became night in the city of Baltimore, were undoubtedly tears of Joy. The Pittsburgh Steelers, led by 3rd string quarterback, Charlie Batch, had just beaten the rival Baltimore Ravens. This was by no means an ordinary victory. The Ravens had not lost at home since December of 2010. The Steelers had not beaten the Ravens without Big Ben since opening day of 2003, when the team was led by Tommy “Guns” Maddox. On a more personal note, Charlie Batch, who threw for 276 yards and a touchdown (and made an important block on the Dwyer touchdown run) threw for the most yards he has since 2001.… Read more
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