Originally Posted by oregonred
Yeah, a huge day for the Pirate juggernaut. Good thing they moved him to improve the clubhouse atmosphere. Otehrwise, they might be sitting in last place and 28 games under .500 by the AS Break or something like that...
There was a lot of that on the broadcast. Talk about how Casey and players like him would improve the atmosphere. It all led to talk of how the Pirates would contend this year.
I listened to several weeks of the Wednesday night show. As it went along, the announcers, one in particular whose name escapes me (not Lanny Frattare or one of the ex-players) kept saying he was sure the Pirates would contend. They had one of the best young staffs and absolutely the best bullpen in the league, he says. Right before the season, in a broadcast from the stadium in Pittsburgh, he was interviewing some local celebrity and spewing the optimism, and the celeb responded by saying, "If this team has a winning record, I'll walk to Philadelphia."