No offense to the rest of you old fogeys, but I'm in my prime. Early 20s, college student, all that jazz. No one's going to call me a geezer. I have the whole world in front of me.
My only question is this: Will the Pirates ever be a competitive baseball team in my lifetime?
An entry in Dejan Kovacevic's Post-Gazette Q&A hit home this morning:
I am 22 and vaguely remember watching the Bucs vs. Braves at my grandmother's Carrick home in 1992. My question is: Do the Pirates publicly acknowledge that they lost my entire generation of fans who are now apathetic? And do they realize the problems of building the next generation based on bobblehead junk?
My little brother and his friends, born around 1994, only know of rumors connecting "Pirates" to "baseball." Now at age 13, they also outgrew the promo junk and have not one winning memory.
If Nutting doesn't start spending money, how does he think the Pirates will exist without two generations of fans?
Like Dave Yochum of Scott Towns...