The Pittsburgh Pirates won last night, pushing their record to 34-33, which is significant, as it's the first time the Pirates have been over .500 after June 1st since August 15th, 1999. That's a long time to go without seeing a team have a shot after the first two months of the season, which really illustrates how disappointing this losing streak has been. To demonstrate how long the stretch was, I decided to go back and look at all of the things I've done since the last time the Pirates were above .500 after June 1st.
-I got my driver's license.
-I went to prom three times (oh yeah, sophomore at prom, someone was good with the laaaadiiieeesss)
-Got in to professional wrestling for the first time since the 80s, when it somehow became the biggest thing on TV (remember when Monday Night Football was losing in the ratings to Stone Cold Steve Austin?)
-I staged an epic comeback against the number one tennis team in the district, coming back from down 4 games...
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.