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Old 09-03-2013, 10:49 PM
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Default Congratulations, Pittsburgh Pirates!

http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?...waukee-brewers

First non-losing season in 20 years. My oh my.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:09 AM
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Arr, 'tis good to see the Pirates winning.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:23 AM
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:56 AM
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It's a shame that a franchise with such a rich, winning history during the Clemente/Stargell era has had to endure such a long stretch of futility.

I'm glad to see them succeed this year.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:22 AM
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Now they just have to make the playoffs.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:57 PM
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I've still got a soft spot in my heart for the Bucs from the 1979 "We Are Family" team that won it all. Absent what would amount to a monumental collapse they'll get in the playoffs; hopefully as the division winner. In fact, its highly likely the top 3 in that division will get in...
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:18 PM
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They actually went on a pretty long drought without making the postseason from 1928 until 1960. The 1925 and 1927 Pirates have gotta be one of my favorite non whitesox teams though.
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The only thing keeping me from jumping onto this feel-good story is the knowledge in the back of my mind that many Pirates fans are also Steeler fans.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:08 AM
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I hope that they run away with the division title. An then some...

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:33 AM
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:47 AM
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the only thing keeping me from jumping onto this feel-good story is the knowledge in the back of my mind that many pirates fans are also steeler fans.
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I hope they fall apart and miss the playoffs.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:13 AM
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Now they just have to make the playoffs.
All three of the NL Central leaders are going to get in; it just depends on the order.

Pirates open a HUGE 3-game series in St. Louis tonight, the last time they see them this season, and have to follow that up with 3 in Texas, who is in their own dogfight, again, with Oakland in the AL West. After that, they come home for 4 with the Cubs, 4 with the Padres, and 3 with the Reds before finishing on the road with 3 in Chicago and 3 in Cincinnati.

Cardinals follow the Pirates with 3 at home vs. Milwaukee and 3 vs. Seattle, before they go to Colorado for 4 and Milwaukee for 3. They finish at home with Washington for 3 and the Cubs for 3. Must be nice at this point in the season to only have 7 road games left.

The Reds, who still have a shot at this, host the Dodgers and Cubs for 3 each, go to Milwaukee, Houston, and Pittsburgh for 3 each, before finishing at home with the Mets and Pirates for 3 each.

Schedule advantage definitely goes to the Cards, who won't see a playoff team the entire last two weeks of the season.

As far as tiebreakers go, the Pirates will win the tiebreaker with St. Louis (they're up 10-6 now and can be no worse than 10-9) and right now lead the tiebreaker with Cincinnati (7-6 with 6 to play). St. Louis wins the tiebreaker with Cincinnati (11-8).
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:35 AM
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The only thing keeping me from jumping onto this feel-good story is the knowledge in the back of my mind that many Pirates fans are also Steeler fans.
By that logic, I suppose I should hate the Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks because most of their fans are Cubs fans.
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By that logic, I suppose I should hate the Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks because most of their fans are Cubs fans.
Steeler fans are worse than Cubs fans. Way worse.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:27 AM
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The 1925 and 1927 Pirates have gotta be one of my favorite non whitesox teams though.
How exactly do you determine which teams that there's really no chance you ever saw play are your "favorites"?
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