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First Pitch: The Pirates Don’t Need Giancarlo Stanton

First Pitch: The Pirates Don’t Need Giancarlo Stanton

"Being a consumer is like a job. You have to make sure you get the best one. If you get a Blu-Ray player, you gotta do research. You gotta look at reviews of a player. You've gotta go on Amazon and read a really long review, written by an insane person, who's been dead for months. Because he shot his wife and then himself, after explaining to you that the remote is counter intuitive. 'It's got really small buttons on the remote,' he said, before he murder-suicided his whole family. And now you're reading it and going 'I don't know. I don't know which one to get. I've got to get the best one.' Why? Who are you, the King of Siam, that you should get the best one ever? Bring me the best! Who cares? They're all the same, these machines. They're all made from the same Asian suffering. There's no difference."

-Louis CK

Last night I was recapping the positions of need for the Pittsburgh Pirates, noting that the Pirates need an upgrade in right field. At the end of the post I joked about...

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