Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Game 126

Whattaya know?  The Pirates losing to the Brewers?  Other contenders making moves while the Pirates are calling up guys like Jeff Clement.

Some people are kind of getting on the Dodgers for caring enough.  For doing what it takes to win.  The Pirates could have made bigger moves, they didn’t.  They obviously didn’t deem it important enough.  They could have traded for Hanley Ramirez too.  They could have upgraded the shortstop position, they didn’t.  They could have added another pitcher, they didn’t.

They STILL could upgrade the rotation AND the bullpen internally but they aren’t.  The Pirates have better players right now that they refuse to use.

I guess a AAA championship for the Indianapolis Indians is a much bigger priority than giving the long suffering fans of the club that actually matter a winner.

Neal Huntington has failed this team, this season.  Bob Nutting has failed this team, this season.  Clint Hurdle has failed this team, this season.  The players have shown little pride, unless their feeling get hurt because they have to do some charity work.

That’s right, the most we hear them complaining about is charity.

Pathetic.

No one would be criticizing this charity event if the Pirates were still winning.  They aren’t, so now charity is unimportant.   “Other teams don’t do that!”.  So what?  If the Pirates have done one thing right it is their involvement in the community.  The Pirates organization is VERY involved in the community.  Much more so than the sacred cow Pittsburgh Steelers, and more than most other MLB teams.

Charity had nothing to do with the Pirates losing.  This isn’t some new phenomena, it’s just an easy excuse.  A way to blame Nutting for something because that’s what Pirate fans are conditioned to do.  The Pirates have been sucking LONG before they were made to hang out and shoot the shit with a bunch of rich guys.

A charity event that THE PLAYERS COULD HAVE POSTPONED!  THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO EVEN GO TO IT! THEY CHOSE TO GO TO IT!

So please, spare me the tears, these guys don’t deserve your sympathy.

Pirates Charities is a great resource for the community, unlike the team itself over the past 20 years.

First Pitch: 7:05 PM EST

Where To Watch:  Root Sports, MLB.TV, FSWI

Shaun Marcum, RHP (30)

Another day, another really solid pitcher who will probably dominate the hapless Pirates offense.

Marcum has been remarkably consistent throughout his career but is having probably the best year of his career this season.

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