Ashton_Grewal's Blog

Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 11:33 PM

Are the Pirates the hardest team to support of all-time?

I’m just typing out what thousands have already asked and what every last Pittsburgh native is screaming aloud right now.   “Oh, come oooooon!”   Pirate backers, I hear it’s best not to keep these sorts of things locked up.   The human psyche is a dangerous beast. If you don’t like it out of its cage sometimes, the spillover effect can be harmful for all those you hold dear to you.
That’s right, your baseball squadron is rebuilding for the 649th time in the last 17 years. Your team hasn’t won more than 79 games since Barry Bonds packed up his bags in 1992.   That means your team hasn’t been relevant since it was socially acceptable to do the Tomahawk Chop during a Braves rally at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.   The Bucs traded away their starting shortstop (Jack Wilson) and second baseman (Freddy Sanchez), increasing the number of everyday players they’ve traded away this season to four. First baseman Adam LaRoche and center fielder Nate McLouth were the other two released from baseball hell earlier.   I don’t think there’s going to be any value fading Pittsburgh. I’m sure I’m not the only one making sick faces about the backwards direction in Three Rivers City.   Not to lay it on here, but your team lost 1-0 to the Giants Wednesday night, making it five L’s in a row.   I think BetJamaica oddsmakers had better increase Pitt's runline odds to +2.5 because betting on the Buc-os is like betting on Mr. T in Roc... [More]