I can no longer ignore tomorrow's protest. I've held off as long as possible, waiting to make my stance known---but the time has come to say what I need to say.
I don't think it's enough.
By now you've likely heard the reasons behind the walkout organized by Andy Chomos and Sean Lucas, and you've heard how the Pirates plan to keep the damage to a minimum. If you're a passionate fan (and a connoisseur of fine blogging), you've heard what Pat and Charlie have to say on the matter.
All good information, and well intentioned ... but not enough.
From that first link, an interview in the Tribune-Review:
"We want to demonstrate that we're not satisfied with the product on the field, with the general manager's moves and ownership's not committing to producing a winner," [Chomos] said. ...
"The goal is to give upset fans, fed-up fans, an outlet to voice their opinion publicly for the first time in 14 years of losing baseball," said Lucas, 25, of the North Hills.
None of it is enough.
Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.