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Braves are the blue balls of baseball. Those division banners look good though.
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Great snag by Crawford.
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But we are missing 2 starters in Tim Hudson and Brandon Beachy thus not needing Garcia

plus if Uggla and BJ didn't completely suck & actually hit decent rather than 185 then we would actually compete.

Lol Dodger fans swagger jacking the tomahawk chop. the braves crowd was surprisingly much louder at turner than @ Chavez.
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Whatever makes you feel better bud, you want to call it stealing, because it was more like mocking.

We can make excuses too but instead we are producing and not folding like lawn chairs.

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I'm just frustrated that we can't do jack $hi% in the playoffs great regular season same old story.

Hanley is on fire
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The Dodgers are a fun team to watch.


Hope they make it to the WS.


Pirates vs LA would be a nice match up in the next round.
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I need to see the Dodgers win the deciding game in Atlanta and celebrate in Brian McCann's face.
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I need to see the Dodgers win the deciding game in Atlanta and celebrate in Brian McCann's face.

puig hits a 9th inning go ahead homer, stares at it for a minute, does the worm around the bases
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Good to see Uribe heating up with The Walking Dead about to start up again.
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Full slate of baseball tomorrow.

Going A's, Cards, Rays, Braves.
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Full slate of baseball tomorrow.

Going A's, Cards, Rays, Braves.

I'll take Detroit, Pitt, Boston and LA.



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Detroit should win because Sanchez is a better pitcher than Parker, and Tigers are home. I like going against the grain.

If Pittsburgh doesn't close at home, they lose in 5. Intuition calls a Wacha gem.

Do or die for Rays at home. Cobb pitched a gem against Cleveland under pressure. DJ saw the ball well in G2.

I don't have faith in Garcia, but ATL better get the long ball going. Nolasco isn't invincible or unhittable.
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But we are missing 2 starters in Tim Hudson and Brandon Beachy thus not needing Garcia

plus if Uggla and BJ didn't completely suck & actually hit decent rather than 185 then we would actually compete.

Cool story bro, not like the Dodgers are completely healthy either.
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I need to see the Dodgers win the deciding game in Atlanta and celebrate in Brian McCann's face.

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Dodgers can't go back to Atlanta. Plus it'll save Kershaw for game 1
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clay better close this **** out tomorrow...sweep these guys
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Our faith lies on the arm of Freedy Garcia sick.gifmean.gif ..
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where was all these people supporting this team when we weren't doing good.

 

pisses me off

You can't be serious with yours? Be lucky people still support baseball in your town.:lol

 

Enjoy the ride and remember that your own ownership drove the fans away with their antics for the past two decades.

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You can't be serious with yours? Be lucky people still support baseball in your town.:lol

 

Enjoy the ride and remember that your own ownership drove the fans away with their antics for the past two decades.

 

I am serious...I know every team has bandwagon fans but I hate when I see people who I know post **** on FB or talk about it in person like they've been supporting them all along.

 

We're actually lucky to still have a baseball team with the way fans have been supporting this team through the bad years. Sure the ownership hasnt been great and Kevin Mcclatchy didn't produce any winning seasons as an owner but he may have saved our team from relocating.

 

I am enjoying the ride, I also enjoyed being lucky to even have a team to go to the games in person to watch.

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steelcity...all of that comes with the territory. if you don't have that stuff going on, your team isn't doing it right. the two go hand in hand...winning and bandwagoning. sports are an easy thing for people to come together and get behind...so when the local teams do well, people want to be a part of the excitement. ESPECIALLY when that excitement has been gone for so long.

i know how you feel but i've learned to just let it go. let people talk and post. whatever. as you and FB just said, just enjoy this ride.
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Heading back to PNC today....should be electric again....

 

 

And guess who sold me my ticket and sat next to me for the whole game yesterday? Jack Lambert. Awesome guy. Slugged beers with me. Didn't tell me who he was until the 6th inning. :lol

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I am serious...I know every team has bandwagon fans but I hate when I see people who I know post **** on FB or talk about it in person like they've been supporting them all along.

 

We're actually lucky to still have a baseball team with the way fans have been supporting this team through the bad years. Sure the ownership hasnt been great and Kevin Mcclatchy didn't produce any winning seasons as an owner but he may have saved our team from relocating.

 

I am enjoying the ride, I also enjoyed being lucky to even have a team to go to the games in person to watch.

 

Totally disagree. It's 100% ownership fault. Sure some people are just hopping on the "bandwagon" but in reality a lot of the people would be diehard Pirates fans, just like they're with Steelers had a better product been put on the field for the past 20 years. 

 

He may have saved you from relocation, but that's just because owning such a ****** team was so profitable for him. Sad to say, but it's very true. You put a good product on the field and you see how quickly the stadium fills up.

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People just dont understand the difference between bandwagon fans and casual fans.  Those fans that you describe as "people who I know post **** on FB or talk about it in person like they've been supporting them all along" ARE fans of their team (in your case the Pirates).  If you were to ask those people during the down years, who their team was, I guarantee you they would have said Pirates.

 

I went through the same thing with the Giants the past few years.  Not everyone is a die hard sports/baseball/local team fan like we are.  Just because some people have casual interest in the team that get more into it because they are in the playoffs, does not mean they are "bandwagon" fans. 

 

Are you really saying that casual fans shouldn't have more of an interest when their team is doing well or in the playoffs?

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Many of the Pitt people I know have been Pirates fans first over the other teams and have supported through the dark times. Even people that didn't, I don't blame them. A product that bad for that long doesn't deserve support. A few years is a different story, but 21? Besides die hards all fans will be turned off by that


Hopefully they do it today but if not they have surprised enough where a game 5 win can happen
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any links to A's vs Det??
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Agree with dland. Casual fans still went to PNC to grab a beer and the game, just less frequent since they sucked
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I need to see the Dodgers win the deciding game in Atlanta and celebrate in Brian McCann's face.

puig hits a 9th inning go ahead homer, stares at it for a minute, does the worm around the bases
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Dodgers can't go back to Atlanta. Plus it'll save Kershaw for game 1

The Claw needs the rest so he can dominate.
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People just dont understand the difference between bandwagon fans and casual fans.  Those fans that you describe as "people who I know post **** on FB or talk about it in person like they've been supporting them all along" ARE fans of their team (in your case the Pirates).  If you were to ask those people during the down years, who their team was, I guarantee you they would have said Pirates.

I went through the same thing with the Giants the past few years.  Not everyone is a die hard sports/baseball/local team fan like we are.  Just because some people have casual interest in the team that get more into it because they are in the playoffs, does not mean they are "bandwagon" fans. 

Are you really saying that casual fans shouldn't have more of an interest when their team is doing well or in the playoffs?

It's the casual fans who don't watch or pay attention all year but then become the most annoying person on the planet when the team is the playoffs. Root for your team and be happy if they win a round or the WS. It's the ones becoming douchebags in the process and get in your face talking reckless crap that's pissing people off.

The fan base I belong to is one of the prime examples.
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Seriously, how hard would it be to score tickets to PNC Park. I'm seeing SRO for $135-150. Thinking of flying out on Saturday if the Dodgers/Pirates both clinch. Otherwise to St. Louis I will go...
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It's the casual fans who don't watch or pay attention all year but then become the most annoying person on the planet when the team is the playoffs. Root for your team and be happy if they win a round or the WS. It's the ones becoming douchebags in the process and get in your face talking reckless crap that's pissing people off.

The fan base I belong to is one of the prime examples.


That's not a certain sport or fanbase, that is life..especially with social media
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