So the Reds really suck lol
I have absolutely zero sympathy and zero warm spot for the Pirates. They're from Pittsburgh and they're all tremendously obnoxious Steelers and Penguins fans who flaunt their Super Bowls and Stanley Cups in your face. They're hardly suffering.
May the Pirates lose for another two decades!
I understand they've had success in other sports, but it's not the same as baseball, in my eyes anyways. The Pirates are a great franchise historically, and it'd be great for our division if they could rise from the ashes.
This Pirates season reminds me of a few Bob Boone teams that were in 1st place through June and faded away. Although I am very impressed with what Clint Hurdle has done with that club, they are still missing some pieces and their young players are still developing. I certainly wouldn't dismiss them.
Cedric 3/24/08It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
They were never a good team. Their "run" was a pure product of luck, and as many of us predicted, their luck has run out.
However, the Reds luck still hasn't turned around, so I've been nothing but dead wrong about them.
They're still clearly far away from competing with the big boys. But if they continue to invest in the right areas, they stand a fighting chance.
Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser....Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed...the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
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