Damn those Pirates!

This will be this losing season #19; no comparable winning streak evolved.

The Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team was in first place in the National League Central division, with a 53-47 record, the morning of July 26. This was astonishing since the team had had a record-breaking 18 losing seasons in a row. That evening they played a game against the Atlanta Braves, which they lost in the 19th inning on an amazingly bad call by an umpire; you can read about it here. They then lost the next game, also by one run, won one, then lost 10 in a row, knocking them out of playoff contention, and eventually making this losing season #19.

I think that one bad call somehow messed with the young team’s mojo. They wuz robbed, I tell ya! Robbed!

Today is, of course, International Talk Like a Pirate Day. I’ve cheated, as I am wont to do, and talked about a bunch of Pirates.


Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

4 thoughts on “Damn those Pirates!”

  1. talking about piracy … are those photos “nicked” from the Bent Objects blog? LOL
    (hmmm – been a while since I have looked at that guy’s blog – thanks for reminding me … if anyone wants to see LOTS more of those sort of pictures – his blog is at http://bentobjects.blogspot.com/ šŸ˜‰

  2. Andrea – actually, I didn’t know where they had come from. someone had sent them to me via e-mail. thanks for the citation!

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