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    stlcard25stlcard25
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    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.

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    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.

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    25, judging by the marte return, the rebuild will be a long one.

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    gscottar wrote:

    …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.

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    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.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    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.”

    https://theathletic.com/1565094/2020/01/27/starling-marte-trade-pirates-prospects-brennan-malone-liover-peguero-ben-cherington/

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    Dyson sounds thrilled to be with the Pirates. He later tried to walk it back.

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    stlcard25stlcard25
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    Well, Pittsburgh is a nice city as cities go, and the surrounding country is very pleasant. I guess that’s something going for it.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Too much honesty there, Jarrod! 😉

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    Euro DandyEuro Dandy
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    This country needs more unfettered honesty. Raise the Jolly Roger!

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    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.

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