Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Altoona Sandwich


Pirates in Red Shirt Uniforms

Baseball season is finally winding down completely, and I've been following the Phillies because let's face the harsh truth that the Pirates are terrible. Worse even than terrible. 17 years of losing seasons, MK and I only go to a game when we get free tickets, and sometimes not even then. This last season we traded away our entire team for a cadre of prospects, except for our catcher, Donut, and that's only because he was on the DL during the purge and they couldn't get rid of him. I kind of like Donut, so I'm glad that we still have him, while at the same time wonder how long the Pirates will keep him.
Someday in the far off distant future, in a year or two, people who give a damn will be able to pin point the exact instant when the Pirates front office dismantled a perfectly submediocre team and replaced it with a roster that wouldn't pass muster as a Double A farm club in Altoona.

5 comments:

H said...

As a Cleveland Indians fan, I feel your pain. *sigh*

This past year, I only attended one game. It was July 4th and...we actually won! (They had a spectacular fireworks show after the game and it was a fun evening.)

Well...
"There's always next year..."
;-)

Miss Kitty said...

Oh, H, you know that next year is only going to bring us more pain...

H said...

You're right. It's getting more and more difficult to hold on to that feeling of hope for the next season, and yet...we continue to do so. We've already moved on to hoping for the Cavs to win it all this year!

Phoenix said...

Go Phillies! :)

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

At this point, since we're playing the universally despised Yankees, I think most of America is hoping for a repeat by the Phillies :D