Pirates Baseball 15 years & Counting


So Close
May 21, 2008, 12:47 pm
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The Pirates were so close to .500 this past week and then we ran into the Cubs. Within one game of .500 and now the losing continues, it just doesn’t seem like they can get over that hump, and with the Cubs coming up again soon again to quote Mike Lange, Look out Loretta, Elvis has just left the building.



2-0 going for the sweep
May 8, 2008, 1:43 pm
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Well the Pirates seem to have hit a bit of luck the last few games, beating the Giants, and giving just a shadow of hope to the few fans in the stands. Its been the Nate & Nady show for the past month or so and it looks to continue today at 12:35 when the Pirates go for the sweep at PNC Park. I’m 32 so I remember the winning days, and if Bay can some how kick it into gear, this out field will start to resemble the Bonds, VanSlyke, & Bonilla connection, of the early 1990’s.  That team had a great 3,4,5 hitters that pitchers just couldn’t get around. Not that I’m getting my hopes up but it would be nice to have something to cheer for.



Last-place Nationals
May 2, 2008, 2:22 pm
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Yes thats right folks the team that has only won lets say 2 games this year made the Pirates their whipping boys. When in doubt bring the Pirates in town.  My son lost his first game 9-10 so if we lose monday I’m going to see if the Pirates can come over and give our kids a boost  so we can get a win to get them back on the winning track.

The bright side of the gloom and doom, was Freddie getting back into the swing with a homerun, and Ryan keep going with his hitting with a homerun too. Everyone just needs to cross their fingers tonight that the Pirates win If the Pirates win tonight, it will be the 9,400th victory in franchise history, but the loses are starting to add close that too.



13-1
May 1, 2008, 7:53 pm
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What change that is for once, the Pirates on the winning side of a blow out. This win brnigs us back to 11-16 only 5 games under .500, not that I’m saying this is good but it could be worse. One of the upsetting items to me is Bixler, for the the hype that was thought of him in AAA, he’s not showing anything here. You’ve got a 36 year old starting at shortshop over a young guy trying to make a name for himself. The pirates are in last place in the division but can jump to 4th with Houston and the Reds losing and are only 6 games back from a wildcard spot. Its May 1 do you know where your Pittsburgh Pirates stand?



Cutting Loose Dead Weight
April 28, 2008, 5:36 pm
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Well the Pirates win, and yet lose another item on what was suppose to be a key member of the staff. A member of the picking staff that was suppose help these young kids and bring them forward. I do think it was the other way around,  Morris forgot how to win when he came here. He got pulled into the funk that is the Pittsburgh Pirates 15 years or losing. Nutting said that spending $10 million on this player was the only way to get a player in town without over paying him. Meaning that NO ONE WANTS TO COME HERE EVER. 

Well we have to pay him the rest of the season unless someone picks up his contract and then the Pirates will get off a bit of paying his salary, but look for the Pirates to keep the salary low next year to make up for losing this large chunk of change this year. But if they Pirates keep winning while they release a player, lets make this a regular thing.



Almost a lose
April 24, 2008, 2:51 pm
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Being sick I’ve been able to check out some games, read some stats, and study up on the bucco’s. I’ve got 2 posts that are done, but now they have won a few again, I’m not sure if they would be good reading. I have one about the error streak vs McLouth’s hitting streak that I’m sure will be posted, it’s not every day you do have something nice to see about the team or someone on it. I started off watching the game last night but then had to go to a meeting for the baseball coaches for my son’s opening season starting saturday, of course the Pirates gave the Cards a 4 run lead in the first inning, so most of us in the meeting didn’t seem to care to finish up early and go watch the rest of the game. But they did it, they almost lost it again but pulled it out in the end. I’ll give the Pirates their due, when they are bad, its bad, but when they almost try, its tollerable to watch for the most part.

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Not dead
April 22, 2008, 1:44 pm
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Post should resume soon, I’ve been under the weather.