Comments on: First Pitch: The Disappointing Results Against Bad Teams Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:45:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: leadoff Sat, 15 Sep 2012 15:09:00 +0000 The Pirates have fallen down and they can’t get up! At this point in time, talent has nothing to do with the Pirates, nor does the opponent. Some teams come out flat and lose a game, the Pirates are flat every game these days.
There isn’t a player anywhere that they could get that would help them, they would just find another way to lose, words like contender have nothing to do with the current Pirates.
Every hitter looks like he needs glasses, every pitcher looks like he is trying to aim every pitch to get it exactly where it needs to be.
Worn, Attitude, Maturity are more appropriate, all words that there are no stats for and worse than that, there are no fixes the rest of the way this season, there is no way to convince fans that these are the real problems with the Pirates.
Could they have headed these problems off earlier in the year if they knew what was going to happen? Possibly, if Maturity is the problem, the answer is no. If worn or attitude is the problem, the answer is yes, these 2 problems would fall under management, field management.
Right now instead of a manager, they might want to hire a good Phycologist.

By: Lee Young Sat, 15 Sep 2012 14:44:00 +0000 I am thoroughly disappointed and wondering if I can even get excited about NEXT year if they play well through July. If they can collapse from 16 games over .500 in LESS THAN two months…..what does that portend for future seasons?

After two collapses in a row and 19 years of losing, my hope for 2013 is nearly gone.

Sorry to be Donald Downer, but that is honestly how I feel this morn.

By: NorCalBuc Sat, 15 Sep 2012 11:17:00 +0000 HAS this team quit on the fans, each other and the coaches?

By: salempirate Sat, 15 Sep 2012 11:14:00 +0000 The Best Mgmt Team in Baseball hasn’t put any of those losing teams on the field. The last 4 yrs never happened.

By: salempirate Sat, 15 Sep 2012 11:13:00 +0000 It’s disappointing that the Pirates are pretty much going to lose if they get behind. Comeback wins have been few since the ASB. Obviously starting pitching puts you in the hole if not up to par. Relief pitching has not been a disaster, but is not what it was before the ASB. And what has happened to cause the hitting to almost totally disagree.
Add to those factors that Clint Hurdle is an A+ cheerleader but a D- when he puts on a game uniform.

By: John Lease Sat, 15 Sep 2012 06:45:00 +0000 So, I guess that whole breaking the 19 year losing streak thing isn’t happening after all. A 20 year losing streak is pretty breathtaking. Good things don’t always come to those who wait, I guess. But bad management is the ONLY explanation for a 20 year losing streak, or a 19 year one.