Skip to main content

Pirates' collapse is one of epic proportions

Wow.

I was truly wrong about this year's Pittsburgh Pirates.

A little more than two weeks ago, I though the Bucs were on the right track this season.

It took me a little bit of time, but I was there.

Again -- wow.

I was wrong.

Maybe I should have waited a little longer.

Then I would have seen this epic collapse coming.

The Pirates enter Monday night just two games over .500.

I'm not thinking playoffs anymore. I'm not sure they finish with a winning record.

Clint Hurdle doesn't have a magic touch.

James McDonald isn't anywhere near the pitcher he was in the first half. He doesn't even look like a major league starter at this point.

A.J. Burnett hasn't been the stopper either.

There was a seven-error game, bad managerial moves (suicide squeeze?) and yesterday's meltdown by minor league pitchers called upon to protect a lead against the Cubs.

This has been a complete and utter disaster.

The joy of the first four months of the season are gone.

This stench will linger well into the offseason.

And I couldn't have been more wrong about this team.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Scary news from Antwaan Randle El

Embed from Getty Images

Every Steelers fan knows Antwaan Randle El.

His pass in Super Bowl XL helped clinch the Steelers' fifth Lombardi.

Now people might know Randle El for another reason: He's having trouble remembering things and having trouble walking down stairs.

The Post-Gazette's story was a grabber, with Randle El saying he wouldn't play football if he could do it over again.

Here's a quote:

The kids are getting bigger and faster, so the concussions, the severe spinal cord injuries, are only going to get worse. It’s a tough pill to swallow because I love the game of football. But I tell parents, you can have the right helmet, the perfect pads on, and still end up with a paraplegic kid. There’s no correcting it. There’s no helmet that’s going to correct it. There’s no teaching that’s going to correct it. It just comes down to it’s a physically violent game. Football players are in a car wreck every week.
He played football for nine seasons. Now he worries ab…