To appease those readers of the blog that claim I never write anything positive about the Pirates, let me start off by acknowledging the fact that Freddy Sanchez won the National League batting title yesterday, by batting a .344.
He’s the first Pirate to do it since 19-freakin’-83. So in addition to being arguably the hottest player on the team, he’s also the hottest player on the team!
That being said … oh, here it comes guys, get ready to hate PittGirl …
This ray of light in an otherwise dismal season is not going to change how I feel. I refuse to be excited about our 14th losing season. I refuse to be excited that our second half ball has been better than our first half ball. We lost 8 of our last 10 games. In my defense, I start off every season being very excited and hopeful. Truly I do.
Reader Joe commented that the Pirates ended with a .414 winning percentage and the Steelers currently have a .333 winning percentage. Here’s my problem with that comparison, or even comparing the Pirates winning percentage to the bottom place Penguins of last year … the Steelers and the Penguins have NOT gone 14 years without a winning season.
That’s why, while I blow Freddy big fat kisses and pray he sticks around for a long time, I also throw big nasty evil eyes at McClatchy and the Nuttings and Dave Littlefield. The jury is still out on Jim Tracy, so being the patient Burgher that I am I’m going to give him some more time before I throw him in one of the kisses or evil eyes column.