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Any other Pirates fans here?

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by Misanthrope, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    Or am I the lone, sad sack throwback to an era when the Bucs were not only competitive, they were one of the league's best? Once again, my optimistic goal is 82-80. :(

    I root for the Royals in the AL, probably because their history during my lifetime is reminiscent of the Pirates ups and downs. Success for a couple decades, but lean recent years.

    Regardless, when it comes to Reds-Bucs or Indians-Royals, it's gonna be :box: around here. Call me the almost-silent minority. :wink2:
  2. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned




    My dad used to take our family to three rivers stadium when I was a kid. I've always been a huge Pirate fan. Back when Barry Bonds wasn't an asshole to everyone.
  4. NYBuckeye

    NYBuckeye la leyenda 21

    I've been a diehard Pirate fan my entire life and I've got to say that picture is just wrong, Tibor. I was 14 and when Bream scored I just cashed it in for about a week; too heartbroken to even go to school the next day. At least we have PNC Park. If I'm going to watch season after season of losing baseball there are few places better.

  5. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    My dad was a huge Roberto Clemente fan...he still says Roberto was the best player he's ever watched. Hearing his stories and watching highlights has also made me a fan of Clemente, but I don't care for the organization (mostly because I'm a Reds fan).
  6. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    The best thing about PNC park is that it makes the city look nice...when in fact it's as big a shithole as Cleveburg is.
  7. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    Go Bucks, and go Bucs. Picksburg's made a pretty good comeback (city-wise, in reference to a previous post - free agency's ruined this once proud baseball organization).

    I think what the Bucs need (aside from profit sharing) is to go back to the old-time cylindrical caps.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2005
  8. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    I had World Series tickets that to say, I didn't get to use them. :smash:
  9. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

  10. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    That's pretty far back. :wink:
  11. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I have always been a Pirates fan. They had quite a following in Columbus when I was growing up because of the farm system link to the Jets. I agree that Clemente was the best I ever saw. Stargell. Dock Ellis pitching the All-Star game high on LSD. They were hot and good fun! Lots of good memories.
  12. Sorry to tell all you pirate fans that you guys are going to finish in either last or 5th place in the central.
  13. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Perhaps, but the memory tapes can't be beat!
  14. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    I like the Bucs... too bad the city cannot afford the payroll to compete with the big boys. If MLB would take the NFL's lead, things could get interesting in MLB again... doubt it'll happen... we can dream, can't we???
  15. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned


    Thanks for the insight. :roll2:

    Trust me, Pirates fans are well aware of their team's mediocrity...

    It would be nice.
    I guess we can hope that someday the players will realize that 98% of them will NEVER get a $100 million contract from the Yankees, and realize it's in their best interest to have a competitive league.

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