2021 Pirates Thread

Gardens35 Senior Member
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Heretic Son of the Sun
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Sat, Apr 24, 2021 11:33 AM

Have chance to reach .500 despite not being a good team AND have your best pitcher (so far) on the mound. Promptly get nearly no-hit by a team that had been in a four-game losing streak. Bonus points for the opposing pitcher being J.A. Happ, whom the Pirates picked up during the summer during one of their playoff years. And he was awesome down the stretch and then they didn't try to be competitive in attempting to sign him during the off-season. Which is when I learned that ownership wasn't serious in doing their part to keep the team in contention with the top ones in the league.

Oh, and Todd Frazier is 0-7 in two games. Looks like an over-the-hill guy who needs taken out and shot.

geeblock Member
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Sat, Apr 24, 2021 3:13 PM
posted by Heretic

Huh, the Pittsburgh Pirates: superior to the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees. Suck it, bitches!

Lol 


Heretic Son of the Sun
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Sun, Apr 25, 2021 6:55 PM

Huh, .500 on April 25. Wouldn't have expected that this year. Kudos on them for trying harder than Nutting ever will to pick up wins.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Wed, Apr 28, 2021 12:43 PM

Above .500 now. And without Hayes for most of the season so far. While there is a good chance of a 10-50 slump at some point, it is a nice surprise to see them doing better than the teams most on here cheer for at any point after, say, the first two days of the season.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Wed, Apr 28, 2021 2:17 PM
posted by Heretic

Above .500 now. And without Hayes for most of the season so far. While there is a good chance of a 10-50 slump at some point, it is a nice surprise to see them doing better than the teams most on here cheer for at any point after, say, the first two days of the season.


agree

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Sat, May 8, 2021 1:18 PM

Todd Frazier: Currently 1-27 at the plate. Scratching my head trying to figure out what value he brings to the team as opposed to, say, some unseasoned potential prospect who might not be ready for the bigs yet (or ever), but at least could give the impression that the team is trying to do something other than fail.

cat_lover Senior Member
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Sat, May 8, 2021 4:16 PM

Wait till Thr Todd Father heats up or releases him and The Tribe will pick him up.!! Tribe offense is succilicious!!

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Sat, May 8, 2021 5:12 PM
posted by cat_lover

Wait till Thr Todd Father heats up or releases him and The Tribe will pick him up.!! Tribe offense is succilicious!!

Lol, right now, The ToddFather is making that Bauers guy you all totally despise look like Teddy Frickin' Williams. Something tells me that when he's released, his new occupation will be sitting on a barstool in Toms River, telling stories about how he used to be a Little League World Series hero while Glory Days is playing on the jukebox on repeat.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Sat, May 22, 2021 12:50 PM

Team did so good last night that Acuna Jr. had to be talked out of batting left-handed in order to presumably feel challenged at the plate.

One of those games where an optimist would point out that it wasn't THAT BAD of a 20-1 loss because the final 8 came in Atlanta's last at-bat against a position player. Wait...eight runs against a position player? What in the name of Tony LaRussa's Out of Touch Decrepit Ass is going on here!??!?

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sat, May 22, 2021 2:22 PM

Prayers for some summer success for heretic and the Buccos....but not against the Reds because I need those good moments too

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Sun, May 23, 2021 10:58 AM
posted by Ironman92

Prayers for some summer success for heretic and the Buccos....but not against the Reds because I need those good moments too

Right now, I think the only thing I'd consider to be summer success would involve Nutting either selling the team or dying. Anything that brings in an owner who actually cares about winning more than turning a profit and pocketing the revenue sharing money.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, May 27, 2021 1:36 PM

Big oof.

33,369 posts 120 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 27, 2021 2:25 PM

What the pirates just did is the dumbest play I’ve ever seen.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Thu, May 27, 2021 2:27 PM

Lol literally would have tagged him before Baez got home, or obv step on first. Woof.


justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, May 27, 2021 2:33 PM
posted by Laley23

What the pirates just did is the dumbest play I’ve ever seen.

It was wild. I can’t recall anything even close to this level of bad.


33,369 posts 120 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 27, 2021 2:41 PM

Even after the run scored, just turn and throw to 1B for the force. 

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Thu, May 27, 2021 2:47 PM
posted by justincredible

Big oof.

My. Fucking. God. Just contract the team before things get worse. And they will get worse.

BRF Senior Member
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Thu, May 27, 2021 4:23 PM

Wow. How embarrassing.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 191 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 27, 2021 9:08 PM

The best part of all that: The final score was 5-3 and Baez wound up scoring after getting on second in that inning. So, considering the runner going home didn't reach there until the first baseman had basically walked the ball nearly all the way home AND that Baez wound up scoring after getting on second that play, that one colossal fuck-up potentially cost them the game.

Ah well, my prediction was a respectable start and then a huge slump a month of so into the season and that's looking like how it'll be. I wish they weren't looking like giant fuck-tards doing it, but that's how it is, I guess.

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