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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

YouTube.com - Requiem for the Pirates

I saw this on Deadspin… sorry Mike and other Pirates fans.

Sean McNally Posted: July 17, 2007 at 08:40 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, obituaries, pirates

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   1. I'm Old and I Blame the Pirates Posted: July 17, 2007 at 08:52 PM (#2444078)
"Too much perspective."
   2. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: July 17, 2007 at 09:05 PM (#2444089)
Until last year, all this would have applied to the Tigers as well.

"The best hockey player in the world...

started kindergarten."

Ouch.
   3. Rear Admiral Piazza Posted: July 17, 2007 at 09:28 PM (#2444110)
It took some actual searching on Youtube to find the clip of the actual play. Too bad baseball isn't more eager to let fans post moments like that.
   4. Honkie Kong Posted: July 17, 2007 at 09:37 PM (#2444118)
That was awesome
   5. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 17, 2007 at 09:42 PM (#2444123)
I'd like to see one of these on the Cubs. Maybe Ken Burns could direct it.

The Wright Brothers fly together for the first time.
The South Pole is discovered.
Construction begins on the Titanic.
Barry Goldwater is born.

Dooooo doo doo doo, doo doo doooo.
   6. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 17, 2007 at 09:44 PM (#2444126)
It took some actual searching on Youtube to find the clip of the actual play. Too bad baseball isn't more eager to let fans post moments like that.

They didn't want to have to walk the plank into the Allegheny River. I hear it's polluted.
   7. Gambling Rent Czar Posted: July 17, 2007 at 09:44 PM (#2444127)
the one at the bottom, "The Pittsburgh Pirates of the Carribbean" was pretty good ..
   8. walt williams bobblehead Posted: July 17, 2007 at 09:52 PM (#2444137)
If the average team can expect to win a World Series every 30 years, how often can the Pirates expect to win a World Series?
   9. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: July 17, 2007 at 11:09 PM (#2444194)
That Skip Carey call gives me goose bumps every time.
   10. Phil Coorey. Posted: July 17, 2007 at 11:27 PM (#2444211)
Every time I am gonna complain about a Red Sox loss, someone remind me to put that on
   11. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: July 18, 2007 at 12:22 AM (#2444262)
Seek ye adventure and salty old pirates, eh? Sure, ye've come to the proper place. But keep ye weather-eye open, mates, and hold on tight. There be squirrels ahead! With pirates lurking in every cove...and Davy Jones' locker waiting for those that don't obey. No fear have ye of pirates, says ya? Properly warned, says I! Proceed at your own risk, as these be the last friendly words ye hear. And remember...dead men tell no tales.
   12. TerpNats Posted: July 18, 2007 at 12:40 AM (#2444286)
The New York/San Francisco Giants:

Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile.
Elvis Presley cuts his first record for Sun.
The Supreme Court strikes down school segregation.
Sports Illustrated makes its debut.
Jerry Seinfeld is born.
   13. HowardMegdal Posted: July 18, 2007 at 12:51 AM (#2444303)
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays:

Man discovers fire
The wheel is invented
Dick Clark begins hosting New Year's Rockin' Eve
The earth begins revolving around the sun
Light is either created or possibly just happens
   14. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: July 18, 2007 at 12:57 AM (#2444308)
Guys guys, this is not since the Pirates won a World Series. This is since they've had a WINNING SEASON.

There are four teams that have not been good in my memory (baseball fan since mid-1997). The Pirates, Royals, Devil Rays and Rockies (Rockies have had one 82-80 season, but...that team had no chance).

I have very faint memories of Orioles being good, kept alive mostly by memories of the Jeffrey Maier incident.
   15. Padgett Posted: July 18, 2007 at 01:17 AM (#2444347)
It took some actual searching on Youtube to find the clip of the actual play. Too bad baseball isn't more eager to let fans post moments like that.
"Fair use" has a special meaning when our national pastime is involved.
   16. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: July 18, 2007 at 12:40 PM (#2444863)
I watched it silently and so probably didn't get the full monty, as it were, but celebrating the Dow hitting 4,000 was quite witty. (For those not in the know, it hit 14,000 yesterday.)
   17. Iwakuma Chameleon (jonathan) Posted: July 19, 2007 at 02:22 AM (#2445825)
If the Warriors can do it, so can the Pirates. The winning formula, as it turns out, is a fringe hall of fame candidate ex star of your team and whoever coached your last playoff squad.
   18. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: July 19, 2007 at 03:14 AM (#2445941)
So the Pirates could get to the playoffs if they hire Bill Madlock as the GM and Jim Leyland as the manager?

You know, that could probably work.
   19. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: July 19, 2007 at 03:22 AM (#2445961)
What fringe hall of fame candidate ex Pirate star would make the best GM?

A) Kent Tekulve
B) Jay Bell
C) Bill Madlock
D) Al Oliver
E) Manny Sanguillen
F) None of the above
   20. bbfan Posted: August 29, 2007 at 09:01 PM (#2503761)
I would prefer to see the Pirates fold up and close shop than have them remain as they are ....a losing record for as long as the eye can see. They have no chance of ever having a winning season ever again. It is amazing that people still go to PNC Park ...or perhaps it should be called "PNC Bobblehead Outlet Factory". Still, there is only so much that fans can endure. The Pirates will fold by 2015.

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