Comments on: Things I’ve Done Since 1999 Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: HankS Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:03:00 +0000 I know right??  That bats are not where they need to be.  And now I’m getting mob by people asking if I watched the Pirates game when they just now started watching

By: jfredland Fri, 17 Jun 2011 02:33:00 +0000 I’ve been a law student, Air Force first lieutenant, Air Force captain and Air Force major during that time.  I’ve lived in Nashville, San Antonio, Japan, DC, Spokane, Charlottesville and Dayton.  I’m on my fourth car of that time span.

By: Randy Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:49:00 +0000 HankS – your Matty Mo comment made me laugh. I defended that trade to my brother when it went down. One of us was right and it wasn’t me.

Anyway, great article. Things I have done:
– moved from Pittsfield, MA to Dayton, OH
– watched three different paper mills I worked at get closed
– celebrated my 5th, 10th and 15th wedding anniversaries
– both of my kids got potty trained, learned to read, write, ride a bike, shoot a basketball and hit a baseball
– celebrated the opening of PNC Park and the death of Willie Stargell on the same day
– visited PNC with my brother once a year every year for 11 straight years without once seeing the Pirates win two straight games during our visit
– mourned the death of my best high school friend
– attended my 20th high school reunion
– started blogging for Most Valuable Network in 2005 and was interviewed by USA Today’s Sports Weekly about the Xavier Nady trade
– watched my last game at Riverfront/Synergy Field where I watched countless games as a kid
– watched Ryan Vogelsong implode and then improbably make a comeback to the Show
– watched Oliver Perez’ star rise and fall way too fast
– visited Wrigley for the first time
– filled out a customer satisfaction survey regarding PNC Park in 2002 during our trip to Pittsburgh and under the question ‘is there anything we can do to make your PNC experience more enjoyable?’ my brother wrote ‘release Mike Benjamin’
– met Dave Parker
– attended Pawtucket Red Sox minor league games in consecutive weeks in Louisville and then Indianapolis and freaked out former Pirate Rich Sauveur who was the PawSox pitching coach when I recognized him and started a conversation with him while seated in the stands before both games
– still haven’t ever caught a foul ball!

By: Chaz Thu, 16 Jun 2011 23:13:00 +0000 I did some of these things, especially the generic ones. The last one I’ve been doing for weeks.  SOOO many people are driving me nuts saying “hey they’re over .500, what a surprise” and all I want to do is scream “I FEEL LIKE THEY’RE UNDER PERFORMING!!”

By: p Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:01:00 +0000 Was the first person to realize the Tom Gorzelanny bobble head is giving every Pirate fan the finger.

By: Jordan Hall Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:28:00 +0000 Fantastic Article Tim…it’s amazing to look back and see the things that happen in twelve years.

By: HankS Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:42:00 +0000 I shit my pants when I found out that the Pirates were “buyers” when they traded for Matt Morris!!!  Ok so I really didnt but felt like I was going to  lol