Getting to Know You, Pirates Style

February 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I just got done reading a book about the 1960 World Series. You know, the one where Bill Mazeroski downed the evil Yankees with a home run in the bottom of the 9th of Game 7? Well, it got me thinking.

The Pirates are terrible, and it kinda sucks.

We as fans always hear that having a so-and-so team being competitive is "good for [insert sport here]." For example, the NFL is happy when the Dallas Cowboys are good. Likewise with the Lakers and Celtics and the NBA. Or the Yankees.

Well, the Pirates have been terrible for about 17 years, and it doesn't seem like anyone cares anymore. If fact, it appeared for awhile that not even the guys running the team gave a hoot. They plundered (pun intended) the roster, eliminating just about anyone any fan was even slightly familiar with. It was a massive overhaul toward the greater cause of anonymity. If so, mission accomplished.

For a franchise with such a rich history, it seems like an awful shame that the t...

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