Re: Pittsburgh Pirates... will 2012 see them surprise?
Not too many years ago I was listening to a Pirates pre-season show on late-night AM radio with the announcers going on and on about how this would be the year the Pirates turned it all around--they might even win it all! A local celebrity (wish I remembered his name) came on and was being interviewed about some concert he was doing, and the exchange went something like this:
Host: So are you excited about the Pirates' chances this year?
Host: Don't you think this team's going to be a real contender?
Guest: (scoffs) If this team finishes over five hundred, I"ll walk from here to Harrisburg!
This reminds me of that.