With no vested interest in the All-Star festivities, Pirate fans are eager to get started with the season's second half. (Be honest, you didn't watch the Futures Game to see Steven Pearce, and between last night's derby and this evening's exhibition, the only Pirate involved---Freddy Sanchez---probably doesn't deserve to be there.)
We put together a nice run in the last homestand, and I'm sure fans and players alike would've rather kept going. The Pirates finally had a little momentum, and now we're in the middle of a four-day vacation.
To kill the time between now and 7:35 on Friday, I've put together a mid-season review of sorts. It's hard to put a unique spin on this sort of post, as everyone's doing it---there's not much else to write about.
Still, I've done my best. Rather than go...
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