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(ESPN)   Orioles beat Rays in 14 innings, officially breaking their streak of 14 consecutive losing seasons. Your move, Pirates   (scores.espn.go.com) divider line 38
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2012-09-14 11:40:19 AM
Sadly, the Pirates are moving toward a 20th straight year under .500. Did someone put a curse on them in 1991?
 
2012-09-14 01:42:53 PM

The Onion is prophetic: Sadly, the Pirates are moving toward a 20th straight year under .500. Did someone put a curse on them in 1991?


Lost six in a row.
 
2012-09-14 02:06:15 PM

The Onion is prophetic: Sadly, the Pirates are moving toward a 20th straight year under .500. Did someone put a curse on them in 1991

2?

Francisco Cabrera drove in former Pirate Sid Bream to win the NLCS. And then Barry Bonds left for San Francisco.

I once figured that probably a third of MLB teams had some curse or another. The Cubs I trace back not to a billy goat but to Merkle's Boner. The Yankees had the Curse of Don Mattingly (4 AL pennants in 6 years before he showed up, 0 ALCS appearances while he was there, and then 6 pennants in 8 years after he left). The Mets had the Curse of Nolan Ryan (traded Ryan to the Angels, and it wasn't until after an on-field ceremony where he wore a Mets jersey for the first time since the trade that the Mets finally pitched a no-hitter).

I used to think the White Sox had the Curse of Shoeless Joe. But they won the World Series in 2005 without his ever having been removed from the Permanently Ineligible list, which would have been required to break the curse. So it wasn't a curse; those 88 years of futility the White Sox did all by themselves.
 
2012-09-14 02:17:10 PM
Fark you subby!
 
2012-09-14 02:25:27 PM
Don't count on the Pie-rats breaking the streak this year. Oh well... there's always next year!
 
2012-09-14 02:26:45 PM
Personally I would have waited until tomorrow when they have an actual winning season. (let's hope my Jinx powers aren't as strong today as they were last night.)
 
2012-09-14 02:30:12 PM
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2012-09-14 02:38:34 PM
Didn't this happen yesterday afternoon?
 
2012-09-14 02:54:47 PM
congrats to the O's and their fans. glad they have some good baseball in baltimore after such a long time.
 
2012-09-14 03:04:30 PM
The thought of the Orioles in the playoffs excites me. Mostly because I remember the last time they were playing in the ALCS against Cleveland. We were 19 and drove from West Lafayette to Windsor to hit the casino and drink some Rickard's Red. Started off that Thursday night watching the game in the hotel bar. Missed out on a potentially fun night with three Michigan State girls that weekend. Let this be a lesson to you, kids: Don't hit the Rickard's Red too hard in Windsor.

/CSB
 
2012-09-14 03:29:35 PM
Pfft... call me when they break the Red Sox sell-out streak!
 
2012-09-14 04:07:29 PM
4 in Chicago.
3 in Houston.
4 in New York.
3 at home against the Brewers.

It's not impossible, even if they're losing in Chicago right now.

\I want to believe!
\\congrats, O's fans, now kick the Yankees' asses for us, would ya?
 
2012-09-14 04:35:19 PM

FriarReb98: 4 in Chicago.
3 in Houston.
4 in New York.
3 at home against the Brewers.

It's not impossible, even if they're losing in Chicago right now.

\I want to believe!
\\congrats, O's fans, now kick the Yankees' asses for us, would ya?


O's are done with the Yankees for the season.
 
2012-09-14 04:36:50 PM
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HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE BIRD
 
2012-09-14 04:37:08 PM

Broktun: FriarReb98: 4 in Chicago.
3 in Houston.
4 in New York.
3 at home against the Brewers.

It's not impossible, even if they're losing in Chicago right now.

\I want to believe!
\\congrats, O's fans, now kick the Yankees' asses for us, would ya?

O's are done with the Yankees for the season.


Mean in the standings, and playoffs if need be.
 
2012-09-14 04:49:28 PM

FriarReb98: Broktun: FriarReb98: 4 in Chicago.
3 in Houston.
4 in New York.
3 at home against the Brewers.

It's not impossible, even if they're losing in Chicago right now.

\I want to believe!
\\congrats, O's fans, now kick the Yankees' asses for us, would ya?

O's are done with the Yankees for the season.

Mean in the standings, and playoffs if need be.


Oh, hell yeah!

The O's have not lost back to back games since Aug 16-17, and have won 17 of 24 games since.
 
2012-09-14 05:09:46 PM

degenerate-afro: Personally I would have waited until tomorrow when they have an actual winning season. (let's hope my Jinx powers aren't as strong today as they were last night.)


After 14 years of futility and "Confederate money" a guarantee of a non-losing season is enough to make us deliriously happy. A win today (I am hoping for 2 out of 3 this weekend but I am not counting on it the way the A's are playing) or at any time in this series will be cause for another celebration. All that said, we are not at all satisfied with a non-losing season. We want moar.

MOAR!!!!!
 
2012-09-14 05:25:44 PM

bgddy24601: degenerate-afro: Personally I would have waited until tomorrow when they have an actual winning season. (let's hope my Jinx powers aren't as strong today as they were last night.)

After 14 years of futility and "Confederate money" a guarantee of a non-losing season is enough to make us deliriously happy. A win today (I am hoping for 2 out of 3 this weekend but I am not counting on it the way the A's are playing) or at any time in this series will be cause for another celebration. All that said, we are not at all satisfied with a non-losing season. We want moar.

MOAR!!!!!


2 out of 3 this weekend would be great, on the way to winning 12 of their last 19 games.
 
2012-09-14 05:28:25 PM
..meanwhile Pirates losing to the Cubs..
 
2012-09-14 05:45:02 PM

The Bestest: ..meanwhile Pirates losing to the Cubs..


And incredibly the Cubs don't blow their three-run lead. Pirates are only one game above .500 now. They may just keep the streak alive.
 
2012-09-14 05:46:35 PM
Castro went nuts today on the Pirates.
 
2012-09-14 05:47:34 PM

Olympic Trolling Judge: The Bestest: ..meanwhile Pirates losing to the Cubs..

And incredibly the Cubs don't blow their three-run lead. Pirates are only one game above .500 now. They may just keep the streak alive.


Pirates will not win a game the rest of the year
 
2012-09-14 05:50:05 PM

Broktun: bgddy24601: degenerate-afro: Personally I would have waited until tomorrow when they have an actual winning season. (let's hope my Jinx powers aren't as strong today as they were last night.)

After 14 years of futility and "Confederate money" a guarantee of a non-losing season is enough to make us deliriously happy. A win today (I am hoping for 2 out of 3 this weekend but I am not counting on it the way the A's are playing) or at any time in this series will be cause for another celebration. All that said, we are not at all satisfied with a non-losing season. We want moar.

MOAR!!!!!

2 out of 3 this weekend would be great, on the way to winning 12 of their last 19 games.


And an AL East title - I think 93 nabs it for the O's.

But really I see:
Yanks at 93
O's at 91
Rays at 88
 
2012-09-14 05:50:44 PM

Olympic Trolling Judge: The Bestest: ..meanwhile Pirates losing to the Cubs..

And incredibly the Cubs don't blow their three-run lead. Pirates are only one game above .500 now. They may just keep the streak alive.


And when the Brewers beat the Mets tonight, the Bucs will fall to fourth place in the division and we can stop pretending they're going to get a wild card slot. The Cubs definitely have the Pirate's number this year.

/Zoltan!
 
2012-09-14 05:57:52 PM
Yankees win East with 93 (SUPER easy schedule)
White Sox hold on.
Rangers hold on. (Oakland has a ROUGH schedule)
O's with 91 and A's with 90.
 
2012-09-14 05:59:01 PM

Deneb81: Yankees win East with 93 (SUPER easy schedule)
White Sox hold on.
Rangers hold on. (Oakland has a ROUGH schedule)
O's with 91 and A's with 90.


Aaaaand - wrong thread...
 
2012-09-14 06:22:29 PM

Deneb81: And an AL East title - I think 93 nabs it for the O's.

But really I see:
Yanks at 93
O's at 91
Rays at 88


Deneb81: Yankees win East with 93 (SUPER easy schedule)
White Sox hold on.
Rangers hold on. (Oakland has a ROUGH schedule)
O's with 91 and A's with 90.


Not really.


The O's and yankees have similar schedules down the stretch, except Yanks have more home games. Both have 3 vs Oakland and 3 vs Tampa left.

And wouldn't the Red Sox love to put the nails in the Yankees the last 3 games of the year.
 
2012-09-14 06:38:05 PM

Broktun: Deneb81: And an AL East title - I think 93 nabs it for the O's.

But really I see:
Yanks at 93
O's at 91
Rays at 88

Deneb81: Yankees win East with 93 (SUPER easy schedule)
White Sox hold on.
Rangers hold on. (Oakland has a ROUGH schedule)
O's with 91 and A's with 90.

Not really.


The O's and yankees have similar schedules down the stretch, except Yanks have more home games. Both have 3 vs Oakland and 3 vs Tampa left.

And wouldn't the Red Sox love to put the nails in the Yankees the last 3 games of the year.


If the Red Sox can do to the Yankees this year what the Orioles did to the Red Sox last year, I would be grateful.
 
2012-09-14 06:58:42 PM

degenerate-afro: Personally I would have waited until tomorrow when they have an actual winning season. (let's hope my Jinx powers aren't as strong today as they were last night.)


I saw you kill that rally.

/GO A's!
 
2012-09-14 09:40:11 PM
As an old (and I mean old) Pirates fan I was hoping that both the Orioles and the Pirates made it back in the playoffs to relive my 1971 (Boog Powell, Brooks Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Steve Blass) and 1979 (Eddie Murray, Ken Singleton, Dave Parker, Omar Moreno) days.

But alas, it was not to be.

And as a die hard Pittsburgher who vomits in his mouth at the name Ray Lewis I have no problem in saying GO O's.
 
2012-09-14 09:48:21 PM

Agent Nick Fury: As an old (and I mean old) Pirates fan I was hoping that both the Orioles and the Pirates made it back in the playoffs to relive my 1971 (Boog Powell, Brooks Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Steve Blass) and 1979 (Eddie Murray, Ken Singleton, Dave Parker, Omar Moreno) days.

But alas, it was not to be.

And as a die hard Pittsburgher who vomits in his mouth at the name Ray Lewis I have no problem in saying GO O's.


You were in Forbes Field? Towntalk bread wrappers for a general admission ticket?
 
2012-09-14 10:03:34 PM

2wolves: Agent Nick Fury: As an old (and I mean old) Pirates fan I was hoping that both the Orioles and the Pirates made it back in the playoffs to relive my 1971 (Boog Powell, Brooks Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Steve Blass) and 1979 (Eddie Murray, Ken Singleton, Dave Parker, Omar Moreno) days.

But alas, it was not to be.

And as a die hard Pittsburgher who vomits in his mouth at the name Ray Lewis I have no problem in saying GO O's.

You were in Forbes Field? Towntalk bread wrappers for a general admission ticket?


There are pictures of me at Forbes Field though I can't say I remember it (young, not drunk).

But six Town Talk wrappers got me to many a game at Three Rivers with my Arco Pirate pictures.
 
2012-09-14 10:22:42 PM

Agent Nick Fury: 2wolves: Agent Nick Fury: As an old (and I mean old) Pirates fan I was hoping that both the Orioles and the Pirates made it back in the playoffs to relive my 1971 (Boog Powell, Brooks Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Steve Blass) and 1979 (Eddie Murray, Ken Singleton, Dave Parker, Omar Moreno) days.

But alas, it was not to be.

And as a die hard Pittsburgher who vomits in his mouth at the name Ray Lewis I have no problem in saying GO O's.

You were in Forbes Field? Towntalk bread wrappers for a general admission ticket?

There are pictures of me at Forbes Field though I can't say I remember it (young, not drunk).

But six Town Talk wrappers got me to many a game at Three Rivers with my Arco Pirate pictures.


Good times, good times.
 
2012-09-14 11:18:46 PM
Why did the Pirates wait until August to remember they were the Pirates? Couldn't they have just never forgotten so that we could go about our usual business of not giving a fark about them?
 
2012-09-15 01:13:14 AM
Dammit all. I need to stop talking about baseball on Fark.
 
2012-09-15 01:27:44 AM

degenerate-afro: Dammit all. I need to stop talking about baseball on Fark.


That's one hell of a jinx you're packing...even got 'em to lose a 1-run game!

/Yankees lost too, so no harm done.
 
2012-09-15 02:37:00 PM

degenerate-afro: Dammit all. I need to stop talking about baseball on Fark.


I feel the urge to talk baseball with you for the next two days. :)
 
2012-09-15 04:19:05 PM

degenerate-afro: Dammit all. I need to stop talking about baseball on Fark.


Actually, I understand. The entire reason for the A's success this year can be attributed to whether I wear my black A's hat or not. If I'm wearing it and they win, I continue to wear it until they lose. Then I don't wear it until they lose again. No, I'm not a wizard. It's all in the hat. I'm just the catalyst.

With football, it's much easier. I have lots of Denver Bronco gear, but it never gets touched during the season. I learned this lesson the hard way, during the '49er-Broncos Super Bowl. I had most every bit of Broncos crap I own on, and attended a '49ers Super Bowl party as the only Broncos fan in attendance. NOT a red-letter day. :)

/go A's
//go O's (after tomorrow)
 
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