If you’ve been reading (ha ha), you may recall that I know a little secret about the Buccos. Well I do. The secret is that they could be doing better. Much better.
Oh yeah, big revelation, right? The former pride-and-glory, now total laughing-stock of the National League has room to improve? No kidding, eh?
No, I mean, there’s potential. If they’d just give me season tickets.
I have never personally seen the Pirates lose. Nope, I did not misspeak (mistype?). I have never seen the Pirates lose in person. I’ve seen them lose on TV plenty, but when I’ve been in attendance at the ballpark, they have a perfect record.
When I saw them play the Astros in Houston this season? Bucs swept.
I have never left PNC Park without that infectiously awful “new Pirate generation” song playing.
Of course, I remain skeptical. Perhaps it’s coincidence. Do you believe in coincidence?