I realize he might not hold that much power in running the team, but come on, it is a step in the right direction and that direction is the sale of the Pirates to somebody else … ANYBODY else.

And suddenly I’ve got this song stuck in my head:

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah


  1. Pat
    July 6, 2007 10:39 am

    That is awesome. Now we just need to dump the Nuttings.

  2. SteelMan
    July 6, 2007 11:12 am

    Can the World Series in the Burgh be far behind?

  3. pittgirl
    July 6, 2007 11:15 am

    Forget the pennant. I’ll take a .500 season!

  4. bucdaddy
    July 6, 2007 11:23 am

    One down …

    From AP: “It was a difficult decision, but in the end I felt the time was right to step down as the day-to-day leader so the organization can MOVE FORWARD with a fresh perspective,” McClatchy said in a statement.

    Behold, your next mayor.

    In the meantime, drink up, boys and girls. The weekend starts now.

  5. parking chair
    July 6, 2007 11:25 am

    OH NO!

    Said McClatchy: “I felt the time was right to step down as the day-to-day leader, so the organization can MOVE FORWARD with a fresh perspective.”

    I wonder if his successor will have the initials LR and a first name that rhymes with “puke”?

  6. danopsu
    July 6, 2007 11:42 am

    Good stuff….but I still say they are modeling the Pittsburgh Pirates after the Cleveland Indians from the movie classic “Major League”. If attendance falls so bad thay can move out of town….Lanny gets drunk and passes out after he says “One hit? We got one GD hit?”

  7. TheTruth
    July 6, 2007 12:04 pm

    It appears that McClatchy couldn’t stand to be associated with the Nuttings any longer.

    Don’t fool yourself. The Nuttings have been pulling the strings all along. McClatchy was just the mouthpiece.

    It’s put up or shut up time for the Nuttings.

  8. parking chair
    July 6, 2007 2:11 pm

    great minds, bucdaddy, great minds.

  9. wagon
    July 6, 2007 4:43 pm

    The Truth speaks his or her name. McClatchy leaving doesn’t mean squat unless Nutting brings in a true baseball person AND decides to loosen the purse strings.

    Same shit, different CEO, in all likelyhood.

  10. returningBurgher
    July 6, 2007 6:47 pm

    join the Facebook group “Boycott the Pittsburgh Pirates”. Hit the owners where it counts.

  11. PittCheMBA
    July 6, 2007 7:56 pm

    McClatchy is getting out before Nutting really runs the team into the ground. If you can imagine it getting any worse than it already is. Nutting is has no baseball sense, it is going to get real ugly. Who would be stupid enough to want to be the next CEO of the Pirates?

  12. John K. Bednar
    July 7, 2007 7:17 am

    Thank God and Greyhound he’s gone. Only problem is Rob King at FSN will probably do a one hour tribute to the man. JKB

  13. Derek
    July 7, 2007 11:46 am

    “From my standpoint, we’ve done pretty well with some things and fallen short in other areas,” Mr. McClatchy said. “There’s no question that winning and losing is something I’ve taken to heart, probably even more than people realize. If you look at a picture of me now and another from six years ago, I look like a different person. That stuff’s worn on me a little bit.”

    What a fag

  14. Fisticuffs
    July 7, 2007 12:28 pm

    McClatchy wanted to win. The Nuttings want to make money. Until they sell, don’t expect any changes.

  15. Luv The Bucs
    July 7, 2007 10:37 pm

    Man..I am so sick of all of you complaining about Kevin McClatchy. Bob Smizik had a great article this morning in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about how there wouldn’t be a team for all of you to complain about if Kevin McClatchy hadn’t put together a group of investors to save this team from going under.

    Did any of you complainers offer to buy the team? Hmm..didn’t think so!

    And another thing — what is with this town about accusing people of being homosexual if they don’t live up to your expectations? First Kordell and then McClatchy? Why do such homophobic comments need to be made? And even if he was gay, WHO CARES?!?!

    It’s a damn shame that all of you have nothing better to do than complain about McClatchy and then rejoice in his departure. Sorry PittGirl..but you’re dead wrong on this one. There shouldn’t be any hallelujahs about this.

  16. danopsu
    July 8, 2007 8:54 am

    Luv The Bucs = Kordell and McClatchy’s mom’s?

    Relax…its an open forum

  17. Luv The Bucs
    July 8, 2007 9:16 am

    That’s what I’d expect from someone like you danopsu — a mom joke. What are you — 14 years old?

    Yes..you’re right. It is an open forum. You all complain about McClatchy and I tell you why you’re wrong. :)

  18. danopsu
    July 8, 2007 8:24 pm

    well then were all 14 years old Luv because everyone has a smart answer to something in this forum

    lighten up Francis…Im actually a Pirate fan…McClatchy has done good things for the City…not all of his hirings are great but he kept the team here

    and if youre offended by that line…the line comes from the movie “Stripes”…Im not calling you Francis per se unless your name is actually Francis and if thats the case it was just a lucky guess

  19. SeanCollier
    July 9, 2007 10:11 am

    That got silly. Let’s all settle down and focus on the Bucs’ 7-3 homestand going into the break.

    Seriously, though, the word “fag” should never be used, unless you have an IQ of about 65 and don’t know any better.

    July 9, 2007 10:45 am

    Yes, I think SK said it best, Mc Clatchy is an “insufferable dick”. Why would he refer to how the losses have “worn on him” – who cares?! You are, and always were, FUGLY but that has nada to do with the team! It’s called aging Einstein!

  21. Slidetuba
    July 9, 2007 2:03 pm

    I hope that Bob Nutting has the sense to: 1. Ditch the Red Alternates.. 2. Ditch the vests and 3. Find the baseball equivilent to Sidney Crosby and sign him.