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@StyvesKlein For once I agree with you.  I'm tired of wasting a good day off work with this arguing

11 months ago on Game 134: Pirates 5 Cardinals 0

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@StyvesKlein I have been in therapy, smartass!  I have Asperger's, and yes, it's been diagnosed.  You're basically attacking a person who does indeed have a few issues.  I hope you feel just fucking great about that, just like all the other meatheads who pushed me around and beat me up since I can remember.  If I feel attacked, I'm gonna respond in kind, and I feel pretty fucking attacked right now.

If I get banned from this site for this, fine.  I don't need this headache!

11 months ago on Game 134: Pirates 5 Cardinals 0

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You want to know why I came here?  I've been lurking around here, reading all the posts, and i was under a lot of anxiety as a Pirates fan, and I was looking for someone to set me straight on my fears as I vented.  And now I'm being accused of trolling because I was looking for someone to show me just how dumb my fears were.  

I know that might sound stupid to a "real" fan like you, but it's the truth.  I have endured this as a Pirate fan since I was 12 years old, and I can't help but be a little bit pessimistic.

So I have to be a "real" fan by not expressing any concerns, and by keeping my nose up Bob Nutting and Clint Hurdle's collective asses without showing even the slightest hint of a dissenting opinion.  Fine, then I'll just have to stop posting here so that you "real" fans like you can keep living in your little bubble.

Fuck you, and fuck so-called "real" fans, who can't take even the slightest bit of negativity.  I AM a fan of this team, and all your name-calling isn't going to change that.  Try being a fan of this team in Upstate NY, where everyone is a Yankees fan, and see how well that goes over. 

Fuck you, and fuck your definition of what a real fan is!

11 months ago on Game 134: Pirates 5 Cardinals 0

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@StyvesKlein  Oh I see.  If I come on here and "troll" then I have to be consistent about it.  I can't be a human being, who may suffer primal doubts from time to time, and get a little dramatic about it.  

Yes, you are being harsh and exclusionary by making comments like that, and you're turning off other Pirates fans who might come to their senses and realize the future isn't set in stone.  You're accusing ME of trolling?  Pot, meet kettle.

11 months ago on Game 134: Pirates 5 Cardinals 0

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There's a part of me that wants me to go back to my pessimistic feelings toward the Pirates, like I did after last night, but...I've lately been reminding myself that the future is not set in stone, which has helped a lot.  It also helped to see that the Pirates still have the Cards' number, of course.  Fingers crossed that they can keep this up!

11 months ago on Game 134: Pirates 5 Cardinals 0

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You know nothing about me, Jeffery.  Both my parents were from Pittsburgh.  My father, god rest his soul, took me to many Pirate games in my life, and would tell me all about the good times he had watching them win the 1960 World Series, and later on in the 70's.  

What am I supposed to do in order to be considered a real fan?  Just stay quiet about this team's glaring flaws while they continue to lose, season after season after season?  I want them to succeed, damn it, but how can you blindly support a team that has fallen apart at the end so many times?  Do you have any idea how frustrating that is?

11 months ago on Game 133: Brewers 4 Pirates 0

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@Bryan I'm just telling other Bucs fans not to get their hopes up to high.  I can be a little dramatic about it yes, but I've endured this for over 20 years, ever since I was a little Pirates fan back in the day.  I get incredibly skeptical when they start to show even the smallest hints of greatness.  

I'm not blind to the talent and potential this team has, but the proof is in the pudding.  Until they can lift themselves out of these Aug-Sept slumps they always seem to have, I forsee another epic collapse for this team.

I want to be wrong, though.  Please, prove me wrong, Bucs.  I'm begging you to make me eat my words.

11 months ago on Game 133: Brewers 4 Pirates 0

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Like I said before, when the Bucs are suddenly unable to beat the Brewers, that's not a good sign.  People were telling me, earlier in the season, how well the Pirates were doing, and I'd jokingly say "Don't worry, they'll blow it."  Now the awful reality is upon us.  I really do think that the collapse of 2013 has begun, and the curse of Barry Bonds is still in effect.  Last night was a fluke, I'm convinced. 

I know, I know, the season's not over yet, but if the Bucs want to convince me otherwise, they need to start doing something they've had trouble doing for the past month, and that's WIN!

11 months ago on Game 133: Brewers 4 Pirates 0

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All right!  Now this is more like it.  I really hope the Bucs can start building on this win, and that Byrd and 'Cutch can keep on playing some good baseball.  This team has the potential, I've been seeing it all along, they just have to start being a bit more consistent in their performance than they have been as of late. 

And Hurdle, don't you dare screw this gift up!

11 months ago on Game 132: Pirates 7 Brewers 1

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All valid points.  I'd like to stay hopeful, I really would, but after being burned for 2 straight seasons, I can't help but be at least a little pessimistic.  If the Bucs want to convince me, then they have to do what they couldn't last season, and start winning consistently!  They nearly had the Brewers last night, yes, but close only counts in horseshoes. 

I don't even care if they make the wild card or not. I just think, Please god...let them finish above .500 this year.  Please?  


11 months, 1 week ago on Marlon Byrd and the urgency of the moment

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@DoobyDoobyDoo @DouggieB   Yeah, and they were swept by the Rockies before, and humiliated by the D-backs at home before their last road trip.  Sorry if I get dramatic sometimes, but I just think it's not looking too good right now.

11 months, 1 week ago on Game 130: Brewers 7 Pirates 6

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In the words of Jim Mora..."Playoffs?  Are you kidding me?  Playoffs?  I just hope we can win a game!"


I've endured this as a Pirate fan for such a long time, and after the way they've been playing lately, I don't see them avoiding the collapse this year either.  Just like last year, they've gone from taking down top teams like the Reds and Cards, to not being able to beat the Brewers.  

I love this team, but we have to face it.  They're a cursed Franchise.

11 months, 1 week ago on Game 130: Brewers 7 Pirates 6

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