Lemonade Man passes away

Every stadium has its characters that make it unique.

For the past few decades, the venues in Pittsburgh have been brightened up by the personality of Kenny Geibel, better known as the Lemonade/Cotton Candy man.

I first remember hearing his loud, shrill calls of “Coke ‘ere” and his trademark phrase “take it easy,” at Three Rivers Stadium when I was young. After the move to PNC Park, he traded in his Coke bottles for lemonade. Once the YouTube age began, videos of him spread like wildfire across the city, making him a cult celebrity.

He was a father of three and a grandfather of two.

Perhaps Pirate blogger Matt Peaslee said it best on Twitter today: “Take it easy up there, buddy”