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First Pitch: The Pirates Are Basically in the Playoffs Right Now

First Pitch: The Pirates Are Basically in the Playoffs Right Now

The Pirates lost a big game to the Cardinals tonight. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

I've never gotten caught up in the results of individual games. The Pirates can lose, and within minutes I've forgotten about the game. Some tough losses stick with you for a little bit, but individual games don't have a huge impact on me, positive or negative.

A big part of that is because I've been writing for so many years that this is more like a job than entertainment. When it was just a hobby, I didn't have problems celebrating a win or reacting to a loss. But when I started making this my job I deliberately went in the other direction, to the point where I tried to stop being a Pirates fan completely just to be objective. I've since learned that you can pull for a team to do well, and still remain objective. Plenty of writers in all sports and in all cities do this well. Some don't. I hope and feel I'm the former.

The thing is, that period where I stopped caring about individual games had ...

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