What they’re really thinking: Spring Training Edition

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The Pirates suck. Wait. Sorry, old habits die hard. What I MEANT to say is the Pirates suck. Damn it!

The Pirates are in Florida for spring training, hoping that this is the year they turn this team around … any way they can, including embracing Eastern philosophies.

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I gotta say I’m concerned about our team this year. When is the last time you saw a professional athlete being coached like he’s learning to hit in Little League Tee Ball?

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The big news this year is Japanese pitcher Masumi Kuwata who is taking part in spring training as a non-roster invitee.

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Well, Masumi, it wouldn’t be Pirate ball if we didn’t.

Not wanting to start this season off on a negative note, I’m going to say something positive.

LOVE the new hats! For real.


  1. The Comet
    February 21, 2007 9:54 am

    Yeah, I know you got a lot of appreciation for your Steeler photo & caption schtick. I loved it, too. But are you really going to subject us to Pirates photos all that often? Can’t you find something less depressing to chronicle … like maybe Darfur?

  2. J.T.
    February 21, 2007 10:07 am

    Personally, I enjoyed it. The Masumi caption made me laugh out loud. Don’ mock Pittgirl, round-eye.

  3. The Violet
    February 21, 2007 10:28 am

    Oh my gosh you make my day. I am cracking up. I love you long time.

  4. Julie_Gong
    February 21, 2007 10:37 am

    I can feel it in my bones… this year the Pirates will cause me to drink more beer and eat more nachos.

  5. Sofa King
    February 21, 2007 1:04 pm

    What’s with the first picture? Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that a scene from Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai” that they’re reenacting there?

    I never knew the Buccos were so cultured…

  6. dee
    February 21, 2007 1:15 pm

    What was the setup for first picture? “Let’s tell the black man to bend one way, and we’ll all bend the other.” Really nice, guys ;)

  7. PittCheMBA
    February 21, 2007 11:39 pm

    I saw some pics of Pirates Spring training posted on the Post-Gazette website, and I just noticed that Dave Littlefield kind of looks like Vince McMahon from WWE Wrestling.

  8. Sofa King
    February 22, 2007 8:33 am

    Good call, PittChem…I’ve thought the same thing.

  9. The Comet
    February 22, 2007 2:09 pm

    Okay, I will rephrase my constructive criticism:

    Hockey, hockey, hockey!!

  10. Mia
    February 22, 2007 5:06 pm

    I’ll drink to that!!
    Hockey, hockey hockey!!!