Thursday, April 22, 2010

Guess What? I'm Still a Pirates Fan

The Pirates lost today 20-0 to the Brewers. They were outscored in the three game series 36-1 and have been outscored on the year 111-54. They may just possibly be the worst 7-8 team in the history of professional baseball. But I'm a glass half full kind of guy.

I'm on board with the Neal Huntington plan. I do think some guys on this team can be easily replaced and they will be. Will it get worse? Probably. Not 20-0 bad but bad nonetheless. Huntington really had no choice to blow up the team the way he did. Previous management is what made the Pirates the laughingstock of Major League Baseball. Ever since Barry Bonds packed his bags and left after the 1992 season the Pirates have been rebuilding, and badly at that, until Huntington.

Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata and others will soon be here and some of the guys we cheer for now won't be. I'm not saying those guys will turn the franchise around themselves but along with Andrew McCutchen, Brad Lincoln, Tony Sanchez and others the future is brighter than it's been in years.

Maybe the Bucs will get blown out a dozen more times. Maybe they will start to get things in gear. Who knows. I do know that I'm a Pittsburgh Pirates fan. Always will be. That's something I'm proud of. I just can't wait until I can rub it back in every ones face. LETS GO BUCS!

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