"You know, if you'd have told me 20 years ago I'd see children walking the streets of our Texas towns with green hair, bones in their noses, I just flat-out wouldn't have believed you."
"Signs and wonders. But I think once you quit hearing 'sir' and 'ma'am,' the rest is soon to foller."
"Oh, it's the tide. It's the dismal tide. It is not the one thing."
-No Country For Old Men
After today's loss to the Cubs -- which is easily one of the worst losses of the season -- I was thinking about what topic to cover tonight. Should I talk about some of the questionable decisions made by Clint Hurdle on a daily basis? How about some of the players who haven't been performing as expected? Maybe talk about the overall makeup of the team, and whether the team could do more at the deadline.
You look around and the topics that Pirates fans and writers are talking about aren't really concentrated on one subject. It's Neal Huntington. It's Clint Hurdle. It's that the players aren't good. ...
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.