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Jurr
06-09-2011, 11:47 AM
Of course, we're all Sox fans, but it's so much fun to root for an NL team. It doesn't hurt anything!

The Buccos want you on their bandwagon. They are loaded with young talent, they have one of the best parks in baseball, and they're LOOONG overdue for some good vibes.

Oh, they also compete directly with that other team in Chicago.

GO SOX!
...and let's go bucs!

PeteWard
06-09-2011, 11:48 AM
:scratch:

Jurr
06-09-2011, 11:52 AM
Head scratching? Nope.
If you haven't noticed, the Pirates have posted losing seasons 18 consecutive times. They are 30-30 this season, and have been playing their asses off.

Roberto Clemente is looking down on us from the Talking Baseball header. It's time to adopt the Pirates as a "little sister" team.

LITTLE NELL
06-09-2011, 11:57 AM
If they got to play the Cubs all the time they would make the playoffs every year, they sure have the Cubs number.

Jurr
06-09-2011, 11:59 AM
If they got to play the Cubs all the time they would make the playoffs every year, they sure have the Cubs number.

Yet another good reason. See? It's time.

Drink up for Drabek, Bonilla, Van Slyke, and Sid Bream!!! (oops...).

PeteWard
06-09-2011, 12:07 PM
"Roberto Clemente is looking down on us from the Talking Baseball header."

:scratch: See? You made me do it again!

MeteorsSox4367
06-09-2011, 12:12 PM
Been there since the "Stargell - We Are Family" era in the late 70s. I don't know how many other people on WSI would have a Sox-Pirates matchup as their dream World Series.

I'm even going out to Pittsburgh in August to watch the Pirates play. Of course while I'm there, they're playing the Cubs.

I like McCutchen and I think Walker is going to be good, too.

Go Bucs!

DirtySox
06-09-2011, 12:23 PM
I'll jump on board when Taillon, Allie, and Cole are ready.

stacksedwards
06-09-2011, 12:34 PM
Drank with a lot of guys in their farm system when I lived in Indy.

Lip Man 1
06-09-2011, 01:12 PM
It would be nice if Pittsburgh like Tampa Bay would not be a joke for a few years. I say a few years because as soon as these kids get too expensive they'll ship them off to the Yankees or Red Sox for a bunch of double AA cannon fodder or lose them to free agency because they won't want to re-sign them.

Lip

Jurr
06-09-2011, 01:19 PM
Well, they preached that they would start spending once the new crop of talent matured.....they were rebuilding THEN would spend.

It's about time they looked into Andrew McCutchen's deal, which should be the first of the bunch.

Lip, let me know when your dates are for August, and I can meet up. I live in Wexford, which is 15 minutes away from the stadium.

Glad to see the Bucco bandwagon taking shape. I will definitely be up for hosting some parties up here if we collaborate on a date!

SI1020
06-09-2011, 01:53 PM
I see Pittsburgh has you in its grip. Even in this age of painfully boring sameness Pittsburgh is kind of a unique place. It will grab a hold of you if you're not careful. Did you pick up that accent with all those quirky sayings and lazy elided vowels? You know downtown is dahntahn. Thomas is called Tawmmy. And so on. It's the antithesis of the hard vowel Chicago sound. Good luck. There's a downside to the place, it can be like quicksand, but it works OK for some people.

Red Barchetta
06-09-2011, 04:20 PM
I have fond memories of the Pirates pounding the Cubs in the 70s and 80s. Go Pirates! I usually see 1-2 games every spring in Bradenton. I want to see a game at their park in Pittsburgh as it looks awesome!

tebman
06-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Of course, we're all Sox fans, but it's so much fun to root for an NL team. It doesn't hurt anything!

The Buccos want you on their bandwagon. They are loaded with young talent, they have one of the best parks in baseball, and they're LOOONG overdue for some good vibes.

Oh, they also compete directly with that other team in Chicago.

GO SOX!
...and let's go bucs!

Good call, Jurr! I've always had a soft spot for the Pirates, enough that I can say they're my favorite NL team. No rational reason, just a vibe I get because I like Pittsburgh. Nice place, great baseball town.

I'm impressed with the fact that they saved the Forbes Field outfield wall where Bill Mazeroski hit his Series-winning home run in 1960. That's class.

MeteorsSox4367
06-09-2011, 04:51 PM
Having been in Pittsburgh twice, I really enjoyed it both times.

Love seeing Maz's Wall and the Pitt campus.

The people seem friendly and I think the city is underrated.

If I ever left Chicago, I would consider Pittsburgh. Love the Pens, love the Steelers, love the Pirates and Pitt is one of my favorite college teams.

Looking forward to being there this summer.

SOX ADDICT '73
06-09-2011, 05:13 PM
While friendships and working relationships with a few avid Cubs fans prevent me from openly rooting against them, I do find myself subconsciously pulling for every other team in the NL Central.

That's not the same thing, right? :wink:

palehozenychicty
06-09-2011, 05:23 PM
It's good to see the Pirates hanging in there. I still don't believe in their pitching staff, but the lineup is rounding out nicely. Good athleticism and speed. Little power too. Once they get Cole and Taillon up, as someone said, and throwing well, I'll become more of a believer.

Reds and Brewers already have better young talented players on the mound and diamond for the next two-three years. It'll be tough for them to make a huge improvement to a division winner.

PeteWard
06-09-2011, 10:38 PM
I prefer the Brewers.

Jurr
06-09-2011, 10:49 PM
I see Pittsburgh has you in its grip. Even in this age of painfully boring sameness Pittsburgh is kind of a unique place. It will grab a hold of you if you're not careful. Did you pick up that accent with all those quirky sayings and lazy elided vowels? You know downtown is dahntahn. Thomas is called Tawmmy. And so on. It's the antithesis of the hard vowel Chicago sound. Good luck. There's a downside to the place, it can be like quicksand, but it works OK for some people.

You talkin baht that gawddang picksburgh accent? Ain't no accents rahnd here!
Yinz guys are the ones talkin' funny!

tstrike2000
06-09-2011, 11:28 PM
If they got to play the Cubs all the time they would make the playoffs every year, they sure have the Cubs number.

It's about time. Just recently though, as pretty much every other year in the last 10-15 years, the Cubs pounded the Pirates. It even got to the point when the Cubs won the division a few years ago, Hawk mentioned how many of those wins came against the Buccos.

doublem23
06-09-2011, 11:40 PM
I'm cool with the Pirates, really want to come on out to Pittsburgh to see PNC/bring home as many cases of Yuengling as I can fit in my car. My NL team of choice, though, has always been the Reds, but I hate the Cubs and Cardinals, so I'm at least partial to the rest of the NL Central.

ComiskeyBrewer
06-10-2011, 12:34 AM
I prefer the Brewers.


i always knew i liked you.

:gulp:

Parrothead
06-10-2011, 06:22 AM
Don't have to jump on the wagon...I am already there. They are my favorite national league team and my favorite ballpark.

asindc
06-10-2011, 07:54 AM
I'm cool with the Pirates, really want to come on out to Pittsburgh to see PNC/bring home as many cases of Yuengling as I can fit in my car. My NL team of choice, though, has always been the Reds, but I hate the Cubs and Cardinals, so I'm at least partial to the rest of the NL Central.

What, no Iron City?

SI1020
06-10-2011, 08:09 AM
What, no Iron City? I couldn't find the one in the 1970's with Italy born Pittsburgh raised Bruno Sammartino.

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MARTINMVP
06-10-2011, 08:11 AM
While I don't have an official NL team that I go out of my way to root for, I kind of already like the Cardinals and to a lesser extent, the Brewers. I'm also cool with Phili. No interest in adding the Pirates and their mediocrity to my fan interest.

Railsplitter
06-10-2011, 08:17 AM
"Roberto Clemente is looking down on us from the Talking Baseball header."

:scratch: See? You made me do it again!

Don't scratch you head. You could wear the top of you head down to the cranium.

doublem23
06-10-2011, 08:53 AM
What, no Iron City?

I don't think I've ever had an Iron City, as I've never actually been to Pittsburgh before, but Ms. Doub and I go on vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina every other year or so, and out east Yuengling is everywhere and I, frankly, love the stuff.

g0g0
06-10-2011, 09:07 AM
If they got to play the Cubs all the time they would make the playoffs every year, they sure have the Cubs number.

+1 They are the bane of my baseball existence. But too bad they'll sell off all of their good players before they do anything...

kaufsox
06-10-2011, 11:19 AM
I'm on!

FielderJones
06-10-2011, 01:46 PM
:wanne

BleacherBandit
06-10-2011, 02:00 PM
I root for both the Reds and the Pirates. Part of the idealist in me wants to see both return to their former glory. Both are two of the foundations of baseball and it's a shame they haven't been consistent powers. The Reds show promise, hopefully they'll win the division again this year. However, I don't know about the Pirates. McCutchen is a bankable star, but how long until he's dealt like Barry Bonds?

ComiskeyBrewer
06-10-2011, 03:48 PM
However, I don't know about the Pirates. McCutchen is a bankable star, but how long until he's dealt like Barry Bonds?

I've heard McCutchen and the pirates are in talks for a long term deal, and Andrew loves Pittsburgh and wants to stay there.

spawn
06-10-2011, 04:05 PM
"Roberto Clemente is looking down on us from the Talking Baseball header."

:scratch: See? You made me do it again!

Look at the top of the page. In the banner/header of Talking Baseball,there are images of former players. Roberto Clemente is one of those players.

BleacherBandit
06-10-2011, 05:41 PM
Look at the top of the page. In the banner/header of Talking Baseball,there are images of former players. Roberto Clemente is one of those players.

I like the banner. However, I can't stand seeing Bonds' face at the end. For god's sake, replace him with Aaron or someone else.

LongLiveFisk
06-10-2011, 06:19 PM
Ok, I'm on board. The girl at my new job who is training me is from Pittsburgh and she's really nice so what the hell...

Go Pirates!! :bandance::gulp::cool:

Jurr
06-10-2011, 09:55 PM
Damn bucs played their worst game of the year. Booted every ground ball.
Oh, well. I sincerely would love to put a PNC party together up here. We could pick a Cubs game or any other series. I have plenty of house for a good party or we could put something together at a North Shore bar/Rivers Casino.

By the way, Iron City beer sucks!

DSpivack
06-10-2011, 10:00 PM
A little bit off-topic, my apologies.

Summer of 2009, I was living in DC. I made my way one day to a soccer bar in Arlington, VA to watch the US take on Brazil in the Confederations Cup final, so the bar was packed.

I await the bartender, and I order a Yuengling. I pronounce it ying-ling, as I thought correct. She said, "Oh, you mean a yin-lin?" I didn't know if she was from Pennsylvania and was correcting me if I pronounced it wrong or what. I also didn't ask.

doublem23
06-10-2011, 11:37 PM
A little bit off-topic, my apologies.

Summer of 2009, I was living in DC. I made my way one day to a soccer bar in Arlington, VA to watch the US take on Brazil in the Confederations Cup final, so the bar was packed.

I await the bartender, and I order a Yuengling. I pronounce it ying-ling, as I thought correct. She said, "Oh, you mean a yin-lin?" I didn't know if she was from Pennsylvania and was correcting me if I pronounced it wrong or what. I also didn't ask.

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be pronounced Ying-Ling, as well

g0g0
06-11-2011, 01:59 PM
A little bit off-topic, my apologies.

Summer of 2009, I was living in DC. I made my way one day to a soccer bar in Arlington, VA to watch the US take on Brazil in the Confederations Cup final, so the bar was packed.

I await the bartender, and I order a Yuengling. I pronounce it ying-ling, as I thought correct. She said, "Oh, you mean a yin-lin?" I didn't know if she was from Pennsylvania and was correcting me if I pronounced it wrong or what. I also didn't ask.

LOL you get a lot of that in Indiana as well. We just leave off that pesky 'g' at the end. "How ya feel'n?" :redneck

asindc
06-12-2011, 07:33 PM
Damn bucs played their worst game of the year. Booted every ground ball.
Oh, well. I sincerely would love to put a PNC party together up here. We could pick a Cubs game or any other series. I have plenty of house for a good party or we could put something together at a North Shore bar/Rivers Casino.

By the way, Iron City beer sucks!

That's the joke...:smile:

Jurr
06-16-2011, 02:19 PM
Over .500, guys!

DumpJerry
06-16-2011, 02:30 PM
Over .500, guys!
What does that feel like?

Noneck
06-16-2011, 03:15 PM
Makes sense if one lives in Pittsburgh otherwise there are a lot better teams to go bandwagon jumping to.

TomBradley72
06-18-2011, 03:36 PM
Makes sense if one lives in Pittsburgh otherwise there are a lot better teams to go bandwagon jumping to.

Well- they're a hell of a lot better than the team that's frustrating me.

Jurr
07-04-2011, 04:47 PM
I am absolutely befuddled that Andrew McCutcheon did not receive an All-Star bid. They put Beltran in? Seriously?

Combined with the Konerko situation, I am seriously at a loss. What are these guys thinking????