20 years. 20 long freakin’ years.
Over the past two decades, the Pittsburgh Pirates have set a record for professional futility. And since the dark days of Barry Bonds and Sid Bream, Pirates fans gave longed for even a hint of relevancy. And at long last, it has arrived.
As of posting on Wednesday night, the Pirates are 84-61 and not only guaranteed a winning season, but very nearly assured of at least a spot in the playoffs. (That is, if you consider the one-game wild card playoff part of the playoffs.) It’s a result that no one honestly expected, save for the perpetually tomato-faced skipper, Clint Hurdle, and the rest of the locker room. But the season has been invigorating for both the city and the fan base, and who better to talk about it than a pair of guys that have waited essentially their entire lives to see a Pirates game matter in September?
Adam called up fellow Pirates fan and ex-Pennsylvanian Matt to discuss the season that was and the not-so-crazy idea of the Pirates playing playoff baseball. They break down the potential lineups and rotation for the postseason while also looking at the few things that concern them. They also look at what it’s like to follow your favorite team from afar, how they reacted to the historic win and more in an all-Pirates podcast.
It’s a #BUCN good time.