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Yes, the Pirates ornament goes on the Christmas tree

Call me a Pittsburgh Pirates fan? Yep. Guilty as charged.

Can me a fan of the Nutting ownership group? No way.

I'm so dissatisfied with the way things are with the Pirates that I haven't been to a game in two seasons. That broke a long-running tradition of attending opening day.

Today, we finished decorating our Christmas tree. My one son found a Pirates ornament at the bottom of the box.

"Here, you have to put it up," he said.

Well, no, I don't, I thought.

Instead, I did put it up. It's on the back of the tree however.

That still doesn't mean I'll be going back to PNC Park for opening day in 2012.

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