I hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Year! I'm finding that the older you get, the less eventful it becomes. Last year, I was out drinking until 3 AM. This year my brother was in town, so we went out for sushi at 8, played some Mario Kart 64 until 11, and then struggled to stay up past midnight, calling it a night shortly after the ball dropped.
I guess you could say the night was kind of like the offseason for the Pittsburgh Pirates so far. It hasn't been overly exciting, but so far they've achieved their biggest goals. Those goals were adding to their rotation and bullpen, as opposed to eating a lot of sushi and playing a lot of video games. But in this case, the New Year rolled around, and it doesn't seem like they're ready to just go to bed, waking up when Spring Training rolls ...
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