“But what I’d like to see, too, is — instead of me sitting here all the time talking to you guys about involving ourselves in yet another winnable baseball game — actually winning the games.”
Huh? What’s going on here. What day is this? Did Jim Tracy just utter the W word? Did he really quit saying about how the Pirates are at least only losing by one run, and instead say that they need to WIN the close games?
“The second step you have to take — if you’re on the short end of one of those competitive games — is not to be very satisfied with the result and understand the object of the game is to get one more point than the other team. It doesn’t matter how. And that’s going to be preached and pounded and pounded here every … single … day. Anything less than the understanding of that is unacceptable.”
Who are you and what have you done with the real Jim “losing is acceptable as long as it’s only by one run” Tracy?!
I can’t take this. First Ben Roethlisberger is looking kind of hot, now Jim Tracy is finally talking about winning some damn baseball games. Next you’re going to tell me that David Conrad is a pigeon lover or that Demetrius Ivory’s forecast for the last seven days was spot on.
My world is being turned upside down. I need something normal to happen. I think I’ll go let a pigeon poke my eyeball out at lunch time. Normalcy is comforting.