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Pirates Fans, Theo Epstein Sends His Condolences

The Pirates take on the Cubs tonight for the first time since last year's Wild Card game. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pirates Fans, Theo Epstein Sends His Condolences

PITTSBURGH - I feel bad bringing it up, but hey, every other media member did it today: the 2015 Wild Card Game.

You know those unpleasant memories you have of Jake Arrieta slicing through the Pirates lineup? Well, Arrieta, do you remember?

"When you bring it up, yeah," Arrieta said.

In Don Draper fashion, Pirates fans, Jake Arrieta doesn't think about you at all.

"It was short-lived, we moved on to play the Cardinals and the Mets," Arrieta said. "And our season was cut a little bit short."

That seems to be the way for this Cubs team. Perhaps the enduring memory was that Cardinals series in the NLDS, the first time the franchise ever clinched a playoff series at Wrigley Field -- which you might note is a ballpark that's been around a few years.

The positive memories are s...

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James dabbles in the baseballey-writey world. He won the SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for contemporary baseball analysis. It was for that defensive shifts piece, you remember that? Not a huge deal, he also lost a bunch of other awards. He has also written for, Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh Sports Report and the official websites of the Los Angeles Clippers and Pittsburgh Penguins. By night, James is a television news reporter and weekend anchor for WKBN and WYTV in Youngstown, Ohio. Makes sense, seeing as how his degree from the University of Southern California is in Broadcast Journalism. James dispenses more bad jokes at his Twitter account, @JamesSantelli. It's there that he promises to write in the first-person.

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