Pittsburgh Pirates fan. Honestly, I love them to death, I bleed black and gold for all sports. But, with baseball being my first true sports love, it’s hard to swallow that we are one of the worst teams around.
Yesterday was the home opener for the Buc’s and it was as thrilling as it could have been while losing. Going down by 7 runs and coming back really does show that the team has some spirit and confidence with their bats. Seriously though, I blame management for the loss yesterday. Freaking Bixler should have ran home when Bautista bunted regardless of what it was. It was far enough away from home and he could have gotten a huge jump on the pitch. Being as it was the bottom of the 9th it would have ended the game and sent everyone home with a smile on their face(except the Cubbies).
I blame management because, when the play went down everyone looked around confused and dumbfounded, so that means to me, that no-one was thinking suicide squeeze aside from Bautista, and his hit alone would have won the game for us. I would have much rather of seen the inning end that way rather than the next guy striking out and losing later in the 12th inning. Until plays like that smooth out and everyone is on the right page, maybe just maybe, the Pirates can come close to not losing 100 games.
I still think we need to spend more money and stop trying to farm within the organization. I mean come on, Van Benshochten was a 30 HR outfielder before the Pirates “Brains” decided ultimately he would be a great pitcher. Now look at him, he can barely pitch and will undoubtedly stay in the minors for the rest of his life.
It’s just disheartening, I would give anything to see the day in the life of the owner’s, honestly, the only reason they are keeping the team is to collect money at the end of each Pirate game regardless win or lose. I will not doubt one thing though. The Pirates are the best AAA Minor League baseball team in the MLB, and it’s not because of the players, it’s because of the money.