January 27, 2020 at 2:21 pm #120753
The Pirates are so terribly run. It’s a real shame that they fleeced PA taxpayers to pay for their beautiful new stadium only to put a competitive team on the field once every 20 years. That ownership group is nothing but trouble and could use run out of town.January 27, 2020 at 2:58 pm #120758gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
But don’t forget about that old adage basically stating that owners own the teams and it is their money and fans should dutifully go along with the owners wishes. I wonder if the Pirate fans feel that way.January 27, 2020 at 3:31 pm #120762jj-cf-stlParticipantFree
25, judging by the marte return, the rebuild will be a long one.January 27, 2020 at 3:57 pm #120765
…I wonder if the Pirate fans feel that way.
The way for fans to get their message across to ownership is to stay home, to not subscribe to the TV networks and not watch games. What we say on social media and message boards may make us feel better, but it has no impact other than to enable us to blow off steam.January 27, 2020 at 4:43 pm #120769
But don’t forget about that old adage basically stating that owners own the teams and it is their money and fans should dutifully go along with the owners wishes. I wonder if the Pirate fans feel that way.
Living in Western PA and growing up around a lot of Pirates fans…they most definitely do not.
…But it’s a great place to see a game. Lots of seats available most days.January 28, 2020 at 9:37 am #120825
Not everyone in Pittsburgh is sorry to see Marte go. From an article in The Athletic:
“There were moments of lackadaisical head-assery that left people rightfully baffled, and his steroid suspension in 2017 nuked any chance at one final run of relevant baseball with the McCutchen core. If you can’t forgive him for that, you’re not alone. It’s a mixed legacy and one worth thinking about today, tomorrow and for a while after that.”February 13, 2020 at 4:24 pm #122351gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Dyson sounds thrilled to be with the Pirates. He later tried to walk it back.
Jarrod Dyson on why he signed with the Pirates: "Ain’t too much out there right now. You would love to explore, but at the same time, you have to take what you can, take the good with the bad and roll with it. Make the most of it."
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) February 13, 2020February 13, 2020 at 4:34 pm #122352
Well, Pittsburgh is a nice city as cities go, and the surrounding country is very pleasant. I guess that’s something going for it.February 13, 2020 at 4:43 pm #122353
Too much honesty there, Jarrod! 😉February 13, 2020 at 4:50 pm #122355Euro DandyParticipantFree
This country needs more unfettered honesty. Raise the Jolly Roger!February 13, 2020 at 7:27 pm #122365mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
Way to get off on the right foot with the Pirates’ fan base, Jarrod! The guy that came up with the idea of the guaranteed contract must have known there would be times like this.May 21, 2020 at 1:35 pm #129092
#Pirates are holding off on furloughs in baseball operations for forseeable future, sources tell The Athletic. Team institituting pay cuts starting at 5 percent, and also will furlough some in business operations. But current plan is to retain and build staff for ‘21 and beyond.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 21, 2020May 21, 2020 at 2:17 pm #129093David MartinParticipantPaid - Annual
Starling Marte’s wife died of a heart attack. Sure you saw that. Very sad. RIPJuly 16, 2020 at 8:15 am #132922
“We just kept him away for the last couple of days,” #Pirates manager Derek Shelton said after Wednesday's intrasquad scrimmage. “Nothing I’m going to discuss.”
So, if Gregory Polanco is out for an extended period, what next?https://t.co/SEVWtFwSRB
— RobBiertempfel (@RobBiertempfel) July 16, 2020July 17, 2020 at 12:08 pm #133011July 23, 2020 at 11:37 am #133412
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