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September 14, 2011 9:31 pm
Bill Watterson should become a Buc fan if he’s not already just based on the above. Priceless. Made me laugh in spite of the suck.
September 14, 2011 10:50 pm
I will still be attending the last game of the season in our club seats… taking my MIL who is the biggest Bucos fan ever for her first club experience. Buco fever never dies… it just spends money, makes the owners richer, and still hopes that sometime before I die we will prevail!
September 15, 2011 12:08 am
most. awesome. calvin and hobbes. evah.
how about 20? a nice round number. place your bets!
September 15, 2011 7:02 am
It was fun while it lasted.
September 15, 2011 8:42 am
I have no problem with the USA Today or anyone else using whatever terms they feel like regarding the Pirates. The simple fact is that they’re a complete embarrassment and are, historically, the worst professional team in all of American sports now.
If you’re looking for balls on a stick, start with Pirates front office. Inexcusable performance.
September 15, 2011 11:39 am
@unsatisfied: 20 ain’t happenin’. No effing way. They’re soooo much better than last year, final numbers be damned, and they’re going to be even better next year. So I’ll just towel off from my dip in the Mon and reserve my front seat on the bandwagon for next year.
As for Scott’s assessment of the front office, you’d rather watch both LaRoches still? Or Overpay? Or the soft-toss lefties throw batting practice night after night? Or had them pass on top talent in the draft? It’s a lot like losing a bunch of weight: chances are you didn’t get that way overnight and you’re not going to change it much overnight. Takes time. So does rebuilding. Just sayin’.
September 15, 2011 11:41 am
20 ain’t happenin’. No effing way.
There’s a difference between optimism and wishful thinking.
20 just might.
September 15, 2011 11:46 am
I seem to remember Butcher’s Dog reassuring us that 19 wasn’t going to happen either. But if you say it long enough, eventually it will come true. Heck, even a broken watch is right twice a day.
Although I agree, things do seem to be moving in the right direction. Something as big as the losing-est team in all of professional sports can’t turn on a dime.
Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
September 15, 2011 12:14 pm
I don’t believe 20 will happen either, but I say the same thing every year. It does me no good to bitch and moan about the front office, what they did, what they didn’t do, the disappointing performances of some players, etc… I am a glass half full type of person so I’m focusing on the amazing June and July, those few days the Bucs were at the top, the progress of the pitching staff, improving over last season’s record, etc… There’s already enough negativity in the world. I choose not to let it into my entertainment. It’s a game afterall.
September 15, 2011 12:24 pm
24 seasons. Bonds Jersey # ,then the curse will be gone. If it goes 25, we can then blame Bonilla…
September 15, 2011 1:14 pm
I’m happy with just the glimmer of a possibility that 20 might not happen. That’s a lot better than where things stood a year ago.
September 15, 2011 3:32 pm
@MizzPenz – We will be at the last game also, and the Friday before. We’ll be cheering them on… bandwagon be damned!
September 15, 2011 3:37 pm
@empirechick: what I remember saying was worst to first in two years. And since we hit first in late July, I’m claiming vindication on that one. Admittedly I meant first at the end of a season, so we’ll see how this one plays out.
@bucdaddy, while anything’s possible we’ve certainly seen enough progress to make “20 ain’t happenin'” more than just wishful thinking.
September 15, 2011 4:05 pm
I believe they have a legitimate shot at breaking the streak next year. Of course, having gone to 53 games already, I’m firmly entrenched on the bandwagon.
I’m okay with this regime spending most of the money on prospects. I just want to see them up in the majors soon.
Also, I could have done without the 100% increase in my season ticket price. That’s the only management move this year I’m truly unhappy with.
Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
September 15, 2011 4:17 pm
At 43 games @Pittsburgh Tom, I’m right next to you on that wagon. Sorry about your season ticket price increase. Mine increase 0% so I can’t complain. Still cheaper than they were at Three Rivers.
September 17, 2011 3:25 pm
Let’s get in our “Way-Back Machine”….. Back to that magical time before this summer’s All Star Break. All of the bandwagon jumpers were in a lather. Asking question like, “Will this be the year we finally have a winning record?”….”Yinz think we’ll win the division this year, n’at?”…..Sadly, No.
I don’t post here often, but I did caution everyone to wait, then see where the Pirates would be in the divisional standings in September. Unfortunately, the P’Rats are in the same position as they have been in each of the previous 18 seasons. Also, please keep in mind that the Pirates compete in a very weak division. If the other teams improve, well……Perish the thought!
As for next season? Expect more of the same. Until the Nuttings sell the team or the Pirates are “miracled” into a winning season, it “ain’t gonna happen”.
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