I can't believe 92 was the last time we saw the Pirates in the playoffs. That seems like a lifetime ago. But I still vividly remember the noodle armed Barry Bonds in shallow left field allowing Sid Bream to score all the way from 2nd base.
Hopefully this year's stars aren't planning to sleep thru the playoffs like Bonds, Bonilla, and Van Slyke did in the early 90s. How sweet would it be if the Pirates could somehow pull off a World Series victory this year?
Never been a big baseball fan, but I have to say that I really enjoyed watching the Bucco's in 79. I went to grade school with Tim Foli's daughter and would later date a very good friend of mine throughout middle and high school. That "We are family" team was fun to watch..... two things that stand out from my failing memory.... 1) Kent Tekulve was a badazz and 2) Omar Moreno had the most awkward batting stance with that front right leg extended out..... anyhow, saw a piece on E60 about Andrew McCutchen.... pretty classy and humble guy.
Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, hear the lamentations of their women.
The Pirates are definitely in my blood. I was 8 years old when the '60 series happened, and saw parts of the games on black and white TV, saw Hal Smith's 3 run homer and Maz's HR. Saw many games at Forbes, used to take a bus down to the games. sit in RF as close to Clemente as I could get, and my father would work late and meet me at the game. Once got Clemente and Willie Mays autographs on a scorecard; they were together late after the game outside of Forbes (got thrown out with some baseball cards).The '71 series was great, Roberto's great showcase. Went to two cold and drizzly games in the '79 series, both losses, but a couple of great pitching performances pulled us through. It is great to see them back in the playoffs, and brings back many wonderful memories.
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World Series or Bust!!!!!! Let's go Buccos!!!!!!
Anyone else nervous? I've been on edge all day. Liriano's never beat the Reds although he pitches well at home. I'm also nervous about Cueto who's had some success against us. Uuuuuuhhhhh!!!! And it's making me nervous that we just swept the Reds. It's tough to beat a team 4 times in a row in baseball.
But we can do it. I believe!!! Gotta believe in something these days.