Comments on: First Pitch: What the Losing Streak Means to Me http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-what-the-losing-streak-means-to-me.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 17 May 2014 16:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: TonyPenaforHOF http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-what-the-losing-streak-means-to-me.html#comment-21010 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42651#comment-21010 Me too, but this is a business. People like Cuban or Illich of the Tigers are few and far between. Got to find a way to be successful within the system as it’s built.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-what-the-losing-streak-means-to-me.html#comment-20984 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42651#comment-20984 And an alternative view, from the Post-Gazette.
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/pirates/stats-geek-while-pirates-languish-most-others-thrive-655917/

Why the excuses and hand wringing should be over.

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By: DXR http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-what-the-losing-streak-means-to-me.html#comment-20972 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 02:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42651#comment-20972 Just look at the Rays for how absurd this league has become. They do nearly everything right and they still wont be in the post season this year. Does anyone think that if they didn’t have an extra $50 million, they wouldn’t be in the post season?

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-what-the-losing-streak-means-to-me.html#comment-20968 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 22:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42651#comment-20968 .
Really… what I hate is it takes 4 hrs and 20 min to play the last 2min. I mean how many gawd dam foul shots and time outs does it take to finish the game.
It is the same reason I quit watching the NFL.
They always talk about how slow baseball is . Between a penalty called on every play and coaches throwing out red flags and all the commercial time outs all the gawd dam confrences its like watching freaking court tv not a football game.

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By: DXR http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-what-the-losing-streak-means-to-me.html#comment-20967 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 22:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42651#comment-20967 A lot of people blame Nutting for profitting on the Buccos but according to the leaked financials, the owners didn’t keep anything beyond the amount they needed to pay the taxes on the team and the interest payments that Nutting received after he gave the team a $20 million loan in 2003. For all the things we can blame on Nutting, him keeping the profits isn’t one.
http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_696021.html#axzz288k07p5s

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-what-the-losing-streak-means-to-me.html#comment-20966 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 22:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42651#comment-20966 Frankly I don’t care what you or anybody else’s take is on the streak. Everybody has a right to their on feelings.
Because I understand the unequal position the Pirates are in including other small market teams I don’t even think about World Series and playoffs.
Other fans will disagree with me but because of the disparity that Selig the national media

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-what-the-losing-streak-means-to-me.html#comment-20965 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42651#comment-20965 It’s the Pirates record. Being the worst of a bad lot doesn’t feel any better than being the worst of a good lot, to me. Wow, 29 is young! For perspective, I was 29 the last time the Pirates HAD a winning season. Baseball in the time before Free Agency really got started was great. Of course I’m also nostalgic about the time of my life, but teams were stable, and farm systems were deep all over baseball. Once the reserve clause got tossed and teams couldn’t stockpile players, baseball changed for the worse, playing wise. The Pirates currently are notable for their lack of fundamentals, but it’s just part of a spectrum. MLB was such a cut above the minor leagues back then, you never SAW guys with absolute fundamental flaws, or not for very long. Darren Daulton was the first player I can remember who could be gotten out all day long on sliders off the plate. He hasn’t been the last, by a long shot. Rob Deer, another guy that would have never made the majors just a few years before. One more thing, you were 9 when the ‘streak’ started. It’s been your baseball reality for the Pirates. It hurts far more if you really knew them as a model franchise, which they were. A joker like Neil Huntington would never have said half the nonsense he’s said, he’d been gone. The Pirates can’t even do PR right, and that is the easiest thing in the world. They have a silly cheerleader in Greg Brown, and try to pass that off as acceptable. The only thing they’ve gotten right is the ballpark, and they need to put in a team worthy of it.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-what-the-losing-streak-means-to-me.html#comment-20964 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42651#comment-20964 I’d like them to make winning the MAIN priority. I’d say only, but that is never going to happen until they get an owner with Cuban money. The thing I worry about is that eventually the other owners will quit subsidizing failure, and the team will leave for a whole new group of suckers.

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By: Mike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-what-the-losing-streak-means-to-me.html#comment-20961 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42651#comment-20961 I have the same feeling for hockey used to follow it big time until the strike happened now i just know some of the players who play.

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By: Mike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/first-pitch-what-the-losing-streak-means-to-me.html#comment-20959 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 20:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42651#comment-20959 Tony Pena was the manager the year they won 83. He was the talk of baseball that year taking a team out of no where to win 83.

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