Tonight is all about the fans who have followed this team for years. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

When I started this site in 2009, I just wanted a place to keep track of the payroll, option years, and a place to post updates from my trips to Lynchburg to see Pedro Alvarez. Only about 50 people read the site at the time, with a majority of them coming from the Pirates MLB.com message board. Like most people who lived outside of the Pittsburgh area, I took to online forums and blogs to keep in contact with Pirates fans. There's something about sports where you need that contact. You need to talk to other Pirates fans about what is going on, and to find out how other people felt about the Aramis Ramirez trade, or passing on Matt Wieters, or the rebuild under Huntington.

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