First Pitch: Winners Again

(Photo by: David Hague)
(Photo by: David Hague)

I probably should have written my First Pitch article tonight before a bottle of champagne and six beers. But honestly there are so many thoughts tonight on the streak that I don’t know what I’d write here. So be sure to check out the short game recap from win number 82 tonight. Then check out this 8000+ word post recapping all of the big events from the streak.

Also, below are the other links. Check back tomorrow morning for a great article from Wilbur Miller on how this year’s team was built. Also, I’m going to be adding links to articles about the streak from other sites as they are posted.

Links and Notes

The Streak

**The Fall and Rise of the Pittsburgh Pirates: 100 Moments From The Streak, by me.

**Pirates Post First Winning Season Since 1992, also by me.

**82 Wins, by Pat Lackey.

**Charlie at Bucs Dugout has some thoughts, and is also releasing a book next year. He interviewed me earlier in the year, so I kind of figured he was working on something like this. I’m really looking forward to it.

**Game recap from Brian at Raise the Jolly Roger.

**David Schoenfield has a great recap at ESPN The SweetSpot.

**Melissa at The Nice Guys talks about the greater goal ahead.

**Cory from Three Rivers Burgh Blog recaps the win and the streak.

**Rich from This is Getting Old felt subdued by the end of the streak.

**Deadspin looks at “Every shitty thing that happened to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1992-2013“.

Pirates Prospects

**Pirates Playoff Odds: Bucs Now Underdogs in NL Central

**Good News on Charlie Morton and Wandy Rodriguez

**Pirates Prospects 2013 Minor League Pitcher of the Year

**Pirates Prospects 2013 Minor League Player of the Year

**Command of his own Kingham

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