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First Pitch: The Ten Most Unbelievable Things About The 2013 Season

First Pitch: The Ten Most Unbelievable Things About The 2013 Season

It seems like every week I find myself tweeting something along the lines of "Imagine if you were told before the season that (insert unbelievable feat from the Pirates or one of their players)". I was thinking about a few of those tonight, and thinking about how crazy of a season it has been so far. The Pirates are not only winning. They're winning in the most unexpected way possible. They've used over two rotations worth of starting pitchers. The offense isn't working. Their best player is following up a career year with the same production he had in the two years before that. They're relying on pitchers who entered the season with career ERAs over 5.00.

I decided to put together a list. Some of the items below are just great things to see, and speak to the depth of the team and how i...

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