Topic: The Pirate Diary

October 10, 2013

The Pittsburgh Pirates season had to end eventually, and it ended on Wednesday night with the team helpless before Adam Wainright in St. Louis. At least it ends in, and with, some real hope. That's not a small thing after twenty years of nothing but hope.

October 2, 2013

The Pittsburgh Pirates won a game in the playoffs for the first time since 1992. It all felt a lot more natural than it should've. Let's try to be cool about this, somehow.

September 5, 2013

After two decades of not doing it, the Pittsburgh Pirates will finish this season with a winning record, and quite possibly in the playoffs. It's a lot to take in. In a good way.

July 5, 2013

It has never been easier to believe in the Pittsburgh Pirates than it is at the moment. It feels strange, and pretty great.

May 22, 2013

May has not historically been a happy time to be a Pirates fan, even by Pirates fan standards.  There is one number, ungainly and unsightly and decimal-pointed, that proves it.

April 26, 2013

It's generally wise and healthy not to read too much into April baseball. It's also more or less impossible.

April 2, 2013

On Opening Day, there's hope and promise and all kinds of other good things. Even for Pirates fans, if only for a little while. The first in a periodic series of diaries on following the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates.