Pirates fan trapped 11 Red Line stops north of Wrigley.
So, at your first game, Sid Bream hits a homer, and that causes you to name the blog afte - -
5 months, 3 weeks ago on 82 wins
"We're not celebrating 81 tonight or 82 tomorrow as an endpoint; we're celebrating them as a necessary exorcism before we can get on to the real business of celebrating playoff berths, then living out the tense reality of playoff baseball that's been missing from all of our lives for such a long time."
Yep. THAT'S over with; now we can get to the business at hand, winning the whole effin' thing.
Normally, I'd repeat/paraphrase what has been attributed to Vince Lombardi, 'Bear' Bryant and even Barry Sanders: "Act like you've been there before." But for so many Pirates' fans (not me - I'm old enough to remember '79 & '71), they HAVEN'T been there before, and I'm just as happy FOR them as I am for the Bucs [and myself].
Still, 82 is even MORE important, fan-wise - as will be every subsequent win this year. There's work yet to be done. So, after we all celebrate AGAIN, it's time for us fans to hunker down and get into a Playoff mindset. And believe me, there's nothin' like it.
6 months ago on 81 wins
Didn't see the game (taping last night), but Jones is absolutely HORRIBLE on the basepaths, and has cost the Pirates a run on more than one occasion.
1 year, 6 months ago on Game 115: Dodgers 5 Pirates 4 (and some bullpen rants) | August 2012
I meant THIS kinda low rider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xTGrfs5TXM
1 year, 8 months ago on The Best of Pittsburgh Pirates Photoshops, Part One
I think the next round has to include Cruz riding along in a lowrider #CRUZN
D'ya think Nutting paid to have the whirlpool fixed?
1 year, 8 months ago on Game 68: Pirates 9 Twins 1 | May 2012
Well, now - couldn't that be said of pretty much EVERY story? Allie converting from P to 3B is an interesting story, but he may or may not ever pan out... so that's a "blip" too?
1 year, 8 months ago on Million Dollar Arm Rinku Singh Shocking the World
Youk = Do. Not. Want.
Fonsi = Do. Not. Want.
LaHair = Do. Not Want.
1 year, 8 months ago on Red Sox Trying to Lose Kevin Youkilis
"Cutch - have you got those clippers? I need a Mohawk like Pedro's - NOW!"
1 year, 8 months ago on Pedro Alvarez Has a Career Day for the Pirates: We Have The Reactionary McKenry Face Contest
Good stuff - perhaps this could lead to better age verification on Latin-born players, as well?
"... was 'greated' with a dismissive eyeroll..." = "greeted"
"This story doesn't quite have the same headline 'cache' as a high-profile player..." = "cachet"
1 year, 8 months ago on Why the George Soto scandal matters | June | 2012 Articles
1 year, 8 months ago on Fire Up the Vlad Guerrero to Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors
NOTE: Employees of Rumbunter Media Enterprises, Rumbunter.com, its subsidiaries, and The Rumbunter Podcast are not eligible for cash prizes - yes, that means YOU, MVP Adam...
1 year, 8 months ago on Pirates Kevin Correia Caption Contest
Oh, man - I shouldn't have had that Crab Cake platter at Shucker's .. [burp]
Dude... we're not getting "tested" today, are we?
Whoa - that shit on AJ's arm is MOVING!
Even though Satan - er, Boras doesn't have a lot of ammo here, you can bet he'll do his best to stare down NH and wait until the last possible second to sign / not sign, virtually guaranteeing his client doesn't pitch anymore this year.
1 year, 9 months ago on Day 2 of the 2012 draft reveals the Pirates' Mark Appel strategy: hardball | May 2012
Congratulation, LeeHanyo !!
1 year, 9 months ago on Contest Winner: How To Improve Pittsburgh Pirates Social Media Night
@LeeHanyo That last one - foursquare - is perfect. And hilarious!
1 year, 9 months ago on Contest: Funny Ideas to Improve Pittsburgh Pirates Social Media Night
@NateRose I would totally use oil lamps.
And I would ride a horse to work if [a] I had a horse [b] I had a job [c] weighed 50 pounds less (or the horse was a Clydesdale).
Neither of these would be done in an ironic fashion - I just think it'd be cool.
1 year, 9 months ago on I have an idea to help the Pirates' moribund offense: STOP GIVING AWAY OUTS | May 2012
From Rob B.'s coverage:
“Walks will kill you,” said Burnett, who walked three and gave up six hits. “That’s what hurt me tonight.”
Though it's gallant of Dead-Eye to say that, what hurt was (a) inability - again - to scratch out some runs, and (B) the bullpen. Meek is STILL not 100%, IMO, and oughtta be given the 15-dat DL treatment.
1 year, 10 months ago on Pittsburgh Pirates: Where Are The Runs For Erik Bedard?