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Why I Still Follow The Pirates

Why I Still Follow The Pirates

So here we sit on the precipice of another Pirate baseball season.  We have a scant 19 consecutive years of losing at our backs -- a time period that means my 18 year-old nephew has never witnessed a winning season in his lifetime.

And yet here I type as a staff member for an online media source that covers the Pirates from top to bottom, left to right, back to front.  There must be something really wrong with me.  But that also means there must be something wrong with you for reading a website dedicated to a franchise mired in a losing streak that has made most fans numb to the numbers.  Odds are good that this isn't the only website you go to get news about the Pirates, either -- you like to really heap on your misery quotient for good measure.

Which brings to mind the question -- "Why do I still follow this team?".  The short answer is "I don't really know".  My interest in the game probably started when I was a kid in the mid-1980's and my Dad would get me a pack of baseball card...

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