This is the way it was supposed to happen.

Tomorrow the Pirates have the chance to end their 20 year consecutive losing streak. They won game number 80 today, and can take win number 81 and avoid a losing season tomorrow. After that it's win number 82 for the first winning season since 1992. And while people are excited for these two things, they take a clear back seat to the current playoff race.

Just like it should be.

If you haven't been reading Pat Lackey's series on WHYGAVS after each win, you're missing out. Here is win number 79. Tomorrow you can look forward to reading his thoughts on win number 80 and how that relates to the last 20 years (Spoiler Alert: no team in the last 20 years has won that many games). I encourage you to go back and read all of them.

Going back t...

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