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(ESPN)   The Pirates get their 81st win, clinching their first non-losing season since 1992, ending the longest such streak in Pro American sports history   (scores.espn.go.com) divider line 99
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2013-09-03 11:32:14 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-03 11:42:38 PM
Hm. Still hot as a motherfarker here in AZ.
 
2013-09-03 11:52:01 PM
81!

An entire generation of people have never seen the Pirates have a winning season. Maybe, just maybe, we're about to see a baseball renaissance in Pittsburgh.

Oh, and fark Kevin McClatchy. I hope he knows how reviled he is by Pirates fans. He promised the world and delivered jack shiat. Nutting did everything McClatchy promised to do and didn't. Tonight we are finally free of his legacy of failure.
 
2013-09-04 12:01:59 AM
Nice job, Pirates.
 
2013-09-04 12:03:45 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: 81!

An entire generation of people have never seen the Pirates have a winning season. Maybe, just maybe, we're about to see a baseball renaissance in Pittsburgh.

Oh, and fark Kevin McClatchy. I hope he knows how reviled he is by Pirates fans. He promised the world and delivered jack shiat. Nutting did everything McClatchy promised to do and didn't. Tonight we are finally free of his legacy of failure.


So I assume if somebody wants to be killed all they have to do is stand in between PNC Park and Heinz Field and say the names Kevin McClatchy and Neil O'Donnell.

/Braves fan in Pirates Country
//I feel relieved that I no longer have to walk around here feeling responsible for my team knocking the Pirates into what seemed like permanent futility
 
2013-09-04 12:05:09 AM

neuroflare: Hm. Still hot as a motherfarker here in AZ.


Silly farker, Hell is in GA!
 
2013-09-04 12:19:59 AM
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-04 12:30:39 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: 81!

An entire generation of people have never seen the Pirates have a winning season. Maybe, just maybe, we're about to see a baseball renaissance in Pittsburgh.

Oh, and fark Kevin McClatchy. I hope he knows how reviled he is by Pirates fans. He promised the world and delivered jack shiat. Nutting did everything McClatchy promised to do and didn't. Tonight we are finally free of his legacy of failure.

 
2013-09-04 12:30:58 AM
Aw, admins trimmed the headline but kept the abbreviations which I used to keep under character limit. Ah well!

The real celebration won't be until after 82, but still, this feels damn good.
 
2013-09-04 12:33:17 AM

bluorangefyre: Adolf Oliver Nipples: 81!

An entire generation of people have never seen the Pirates have a winning season. Maybe, just maybe, we're about to see a baseball renaissance in Pittsburgh.

Oh, and fark Kevin McClatchy. I hope he knows how reviled he is by Pirates fans. He promised the world and delivered jack shiat. Nutting did everything McClatchy promised to do and didn't. Tonight we are finally free of his legacy of failure.

So I assume if somebody wants to be killed all they have to do is stand in between PNC Park and Heinz Field and say the names Kevin McClatchy and Neil O'Donnell.

/Braves fan in Pirates Country
//I feel relieved that I no longer have to walk around here feeling responsible for my team knocking the Pirates into what seemed like permanent futility


I'm a life long Pirates fan. Was 10 years old when they last won the World Series and I always blamed Barry Bonds for choking the entire series and not being able to throw out Sid farking Bream.

/Barry Bonds the biggest jagoff in Pittsburgh sports history.
 
2013-09-04 12:34:59 AM

bluorangefyre: neuroflare: Hm. Still hot as a motherfarker here in AZ.

Silly farker, Hell is in GA!


I think the real Hell should be the one in the Cayman Islands.
static.travel.usnews.com
 
2013-09-04 12:36:46 AM
Box score,schmox score.

Which team now holds the current streak for pro sports futility?
 
2013-09-04 12:37:16 AM
Good job Bucs.
Now if my boys in blue can win 9 out of the next 24 we get a winning season. First since 2003
 
2013-09-04 12:37:54 AM
Andy will now, FINALLY get up outta centerfield then.

i291.photobucket.com

/go a's
//go cards
 
2013-09-04 12:41:49 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: 81!

An entire generation of people have never seen the Pirates have a winning season. Maybe, just maybe, we're about to see a baseball renaissance in Pittsburgh.



Yea, it has happened in my lifetime, but not since I was 2. So it's pretty cool to get to see them be a respectable team.
 
2013-09-04 12:55:28 AM
Clearly it was the Astros and their awesomeness living in the same division that was keeping them down all this time.
 
2013-09-04 01:02:27 AM
Think about this: anyone who was born during the last Pirates winning season is now of legal drinking age in this country. It's been a long farking time.
 
2013-09-04 01:20:52 AM
I think I'm more proud of the fans that stuck around.  I don't know how you did it.
 
2013-09-04 01:23:42 AM
Roberto Clemente can sleep happily now.
 
2013-09-04 01:27:35 AM
I was 12 years old in 1992. This doesn't erase that pain entirely, but goddamn it's nice to end this streak. Would be nice if they could win the division while they're at it. :-)
 
2013-09-04 01:30:23 AM
Good on you, Pittsburgh.

/go Giants
 
2013-09-04 01:30:45 AM
and all the sudden every Steelers fan you know is suddenly a Pirates fan
 
2013-09-04 01:36:58 AM

Treygreen13: bluorangefyre: neuroflare: Hm. Still hot as a motherfarker here in AZ.

Silly farker, Hell is in GA!

I think the real Hell should be the one in the Cayman Islands.
[static.travel.usnews.com image 500x375]


Everybody knows Hell is near Ann Arbor.
 
2013-09-04 01:44:19 AM
The one family I'm happy for is the Clemente family," manager Clint Hurdle said. "They told me earlier in the season that we can't have 21 losing seasons, that we've got to find a way to not have Roberto's number tied to that. I told them we'd find a way to take care of that. It's been taken care of."
 
2013-09-04 01:51:45 AM

falcon176: and all the sudden every Steelers fan you know is suddenly a Pirates fan


I find it odd that sports reporters around here aren't covering the Pens right now, since usually there's nothing left to talk about as far as baseball goes this time of year, and even weirder its like, "Oh yeah, football season is about to start."
 
2013-09-04 02:05:06 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Good job Bucs.
Now if my boys in blue can win 9 out of the next 24 we get a winning season. First since 2003


Good luck.

Can you do more damage to the Tigers than the Indians?  I'd like to see Cleveland sneak in.
 
2013-09-04 02:17:53 AM
aaaaaaa.....hmmm. Like most of America, meh.

Congrats, Pirates fans. Sorry your Steelers will be watching the playoffs from home, heh.


//It's a weird, sorta congrats, slash, not so fast kinda thing....
//sorry steeler fan ruined it for you pirate fan, but we all kinda hate pittsburgh now.
 
2013-09-04 02:27:11 AM
I, for one, would like to see what would happen if all three Pittsburgh teams won championships within a year of each other.
 
2013-09-04 02:29:11 AM
I remember going to Buffalo Braves games when they were the minor league affiliate of the Pirates.  It was better than going to a Pirates game.
 
2013-09-04 02:31:17 AM

bluorangefyre: I, for one, would like to see what would happen if all three Pittsburgh teams won championships within a year of each other.


heavenawaits.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-04 02:39:50 AM

bluorangefyre: I, for one, would like to see what would happen if all three Pittsburgh teams won championships within a year of each other.


I, for one, would like to see what would happen if all three Pittsburgh team planes crashed into the heart of the city.
 
2013-09-04 02:42:16 AM

regindyn: I think I'm more proud of the fans that stuck around.  I don't know how you did it.


Generally by crying for the first few years, blackout drinking for about the next decade after that, then just laughing at the absurdity of the team's upper management.

/went to 1979 WS as a kid
//thought I'd die before Bucs saw .500 again
 
2013-09-04 02:55:44 AM
www.myteespot.com

/Unimpressed
 
2013-09-04 04:21:31 AM

davidphogan: I remember going to Buffalo Braves games when they were the minor league affiliate of the Pirates.  It was better than going to a Pirates game.


Then you remember falsely.  Buffalo has never had a baseball team called the Braves. The Braves were an NBA team.

The Buffalo Bisons, on the other hand, were the Pirates' farm team from 1979-1982, and then again from 1988-1994.
 
2013-09-04 05:42:27 AM
Well, as a Dodger fan who has seen his team have minimal success over the last 25 years, I'm happy for the Pirates and their fans.  I can't believe it's been that long since Bonds, Bonilla, Van Slyke, and Drabek made the Pirates relevant.  But then I realize that Van Slyke's kid has been a (minor) part of the Dodger success this year and I see just how quickly the years have gone by.  Damn I'm getting old.
 
2013-09-04 06:52:04 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: 81!

An entire generation of people have never seen the Pirates have a winning season. Maybe, just maybe, we're about to see a baseball renaissance in Pittsburgh.

Oh, and fark Kevin McClatchy. I hope he knows how reviled he is by Pirates fans. He promised the world and delivered jack shiat. Nutting did everything McClatchy promised to do and didn't. Tonight we are finally free of his legacy of failure.


He did worse than deliver jack shiat, he turned the team into little better than an additional minor league team. Anytime a player started to do well and demand the pay of a good player, he turfed them off to another team. You wouldn't believe how happy everyone was when Nutting offered a generous contract to McCutchen, because it signaled the team's time as an additional minor league team was done. It also helped that the team's finances were released, so Nutting can't claim poverty and an inability to pay players as much as the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, etc.
 
2013-09-04 06:55:02 AM
Back when I was a Pirates fan as a kid, they used to win a lot.  But sadly, they looked like this back then:

oi39.tinypic.com

/ My lawn, get off it
// I may be getting older
 
2013-09-04 07:32:09 AM
Claps for the pirates.

Last time i saw my team in the playoffs I was 5. Some of us needed this for hope.
 
2013-09-04 08:22:51 AM
I actually adopted the Pirates as my baseball team when I moved up to Pittsburgh 10 years ago because I grew up in an area of the country without MLB and didn't already have a team (same thing with the Penguins).  I don't have the same long-suffering as many of my friends, but it is good to see them finally break the futility streak.  Go Bucs!
 
2013-09-04 08:23:38 AM
Wow.  I wasn't sure I would ever see this day.
 
2013-09-04 08:24:45 AM

falcon176: and all the sudden every Steelers fan you know is suddenly a Pirates fan


Yeah, and they were proud fans of their Buccos the whole time too!
 
2013-09-04 08:25:10 AM
I am not rooting against the Bucs but I am still pulling for the Reds in the NL.  I attached myself to their bandwagon 2010.  Hope this group can put it together this year.

Strangelove MD: [www.myteespot.com image 400x246]

/Unimpressed


My uncle played for the Generals in the 70's.  Everyone in the family has a Generals shirt.  Maybe that is why I grew up rooting for the underdogs in everything.
 
2013-09-04 08:29:25 AM

GoldSpider: falcon176: and all the sudden every Steelers fan you know is suddenly a Pirates fan

Yeah, and they were proud fans of their Buccos the whole time too!


People seem to confuse "bandwagon fans" with "people who arent willing to spend excessive amounts of time money on a shiatty product but still root for a team and when the team starts to get good they pay more attention."

Happens all the time.
 
2013-09-04 08:41:45 AM
Here we go, Buccos, here we go!

Wait that's not right

Buccos's going to the superb owl!

I just need a little more practice.
 
2013-09-04 08:43:07 AM

Gunny Highway: GoldSpider: falcon176: and all the sudden every Steelers fan you know is suddenly a Pirates fan

Yeah, and they were proud fans of their Buccos the whole time too!

People seem to confuse "bandwagon fans" with "people who arent willing to spend excessive amounts of time money on a shiatty product but still root for a team and when the team starts to get good they pay more attention."

Happens all the time.




Actually what you just described is a bandwagon fan. I wear a dog eared Royals cap just so I can say I've followed them for years. I really want a new cap but I don't want to look like a new fan. So I wear an old cap
 
2013-09-04 08:47:59 AM

Kuta: Box score,schmox score.

Which team now holds the current streak for pro sports futility?


I think Royals
 
2013-09-04 08:51:32 AM
Your move, ninjas.
 
2013-09-04 08:53:31 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Gunny Highway: GoldSpider: falcon176: and all the sudden every Steelers fan you know is suddenly a Pirates fan

Yeah, and they were proud fans of their Buccos the whole time too!

People seem to confuse "bandwagon fans" with "people who arent willing to spend excessive amounts of time money on a shiatty product but still root for a team and when the team starts to get good they pay more attention."

Happens all the time.

Actually what you just described is a bandwagon fan. I wear a dog eared Royals cap just so I can say I've followed them for years. I really want a new cap but I don't want to look like a new fan. So I wear an old cap


Jesus.  Buy a new hat.  How does having a new hate make you less of a fan?  It is a farking hat.
 
2013-09-04 09:04:07 AM

Gunny Highway: Mid_mo_mad_man: Gunny Highway: GoldSpider: falcon176: and all the sudden every Steelers fan you know is suddenly a Pirates fan

Yeah, and they were proud fans of their Buccos the whole time too!

People seem to confuse "bandwagon fans" with "people who arent willing to spend excessive amounts of time money on a shiatty product but still root for a team and when the team starts to get good they pay more attention."

Happens all the time.

Actually what you just described is a bandwagon fan. I wear a dog eared Royals cap just so I can say I've followed them for years. I really want a new cap but I don't want to look like a new fan. So I wear an old cap

Jesus.  Buy a new hat.  How does having a new hate make you less of a fan?  It is a farking hat.


Just be sure to peel the hologram sticker off so you don't look like a jackass and you'll be fine.
 
2013-09-04 09:05:14 AM

Gunny Highway: Mid_mo_mad_man: Gunny Highway: GoldSpider: falcon176: and all the sudden every Steelers fan you know is suddenly a Pirates fan

Yeah, and they were proud fans of their Buccos the whole time too!

People seem to confuse "bandwagon fans" with "people who arent willing to spend excessive amounts of time money on a shiatty product but still root for a team and when the team starts to get good they pay more attention."

Happens all the time.

Actually what you just described is a bandwagon fan. I wear a dog eared Royals cap just so I can say I've followed them for years. I really want a new cap but I don't want to look like a new fan. So I wear an old cap

Jesus.  Buy a new hat.  How does having a new hate make you less of a fan?  It is a farking hat.


People like him aren't really fans, they are just in it for the social status
 
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