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    Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    The Reds are in Pittsburgh this weekend to take on the currently 2-5 Pittsburgh Pirates, only the Buccos' second home series of the year following their opener against the Cubs. I am going, of course, but I receive a surprising warning vis a vis the opening game:


    Pshaw, say I. This is the team that has given me, over the years, at least a half-dozen t-shirts, most of which celebrate an achievement prior to 1980. At least one of these, I'm convinced, was a reject from a batch of t-shirts wherein the vat of Pirate "gold" dye was contaminated by someone's wayward ham-and-mustard sandwich. This is the team that has given me 3 (three) pieces of memorobilia featuring Bill Mazeroski, including a screen-printed canvas that would probably be considered too poorly designed to hang in a man cave. I know a friend that has a shelf full of probably two dozen Pirate bobbleheads that he's collected since he moved to Pittsburgh in 2005. With the exception of Andrew McCutchen, not one is still on the team.

    I am WELL FAMILIAR with Pirates giveaways, say I. And I'm someone who thinks it's hard to make AJ Burnett look worse than he does in real life. How bad can this shirt possibly be?



    I thank you, Pittsburgh Pirates. I thank you for your bottomless well of surprise and delight.

    Incidentally, if the Reds don't take at least two out of three this weekend, I will mail this shirt to the Reds front office with a note that they should hang it in a prominent place until the Reds have a winning record against the Pirates.
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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    Glorious. Just glorious.
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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    Thats just wrong.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    That's worse than the Aroldis Chapman action figure.

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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    My urban dictionary is failing me. What are the double deuces he's flashing? Gang sign? He has to potty?

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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    I want one!
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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    My dad was trying to convince me to go with the free shirt as an incentive. Now I kind of want to. That thing is on a different level even for the Buccos.

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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    Was that pic of Burnett taken during the Pirates SEAL training this spring??

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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    Ok stop. Collaborate and listen.
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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    Yikes!!
    "I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search

    An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”

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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    Wow. That is almost enough to make me blow off work and drive the 80 miles west to get one this weekend. I am not sure why I always seem to get booked up when the Reds/Bengals are in town.

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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    First prize is one free t-shirt. Second prize is five. Third prize is "please, take as many as you can".

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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    First prize is one free t-shirt. Second prize is five. Third prize is "please, take as many as you can".
    LOL. Well played Roy.
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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    I keep clicking the x on the picture, but it won't go away.
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    Re: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates (an ode to promotional giveaways)

    Honestly.... I want one. It's so horrible it's awesome. It's horrowesome.
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