The losing streak is over. Photo by: David Hague

I have to be honest, I've never really cared about the losing streak.

Watching bad baseball for 20 years? That wasn't good. Watching horrible move after horrible move for 20 years? It made you turn to your XBox, which was the only place the Pirates had a realistic shot of winning.

But how many years in a row the Pirates had lost? I didn't care. If the Pirates had won a few more games in 1997 or 1999, they wouldn't have the streak. But that wouldn't have meant that they weren't a bad team all of those years. It just would have meant they had 3-4 extra wins one year, after falling short in all of the other 19 years.

The thing about the streak is that it never mattered when looking at future years and looking at how the team should ...

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