Comments on: Pirates Playoff Odds: Strong Homestand Bumps Up Chances Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: jaygray007 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:38:12 +0000 Maybe this luck the pirates are experiencing is the Inge-McCarthy Effect and isn’t luck at all!