Sixteen games over .500 less than two months ago and playing before sellout crowds, the Pirates have set a new North American professional sports record for losing seasons, demoralizing an entire city. Their 77 wins are the most this century for the team and the Pirates could win more than they have in a single season since 1992, yet they have also secured the biggest collapse in the 143-year history of Major League Baseball.
"This has been the most excitingly humiliating season ever," said outfielder Andrew McCutchen. "I'm so proud of us? I'm not sure if I'm being sarcastic right now. Mainly I just want to cry. Tears of joy. And disappointment."
This was allowed back when BJ Surhoff used to catch.
If you can't have fun with pain, you can't be a Pittsburgh Pirate.
Picture Chad Qualls Banner at PNC Park
It's amazing this franchise has been under .500 since before all of recorded history.
In nine months she will lay his egg.
The pubic hair fuse is a nice touch.
God and Zoltan are the universe's greatest beings.
Or perhaps he chose the best Karstens photo available.
At least the Cubs are keeping things normal.
Garrett Jones > AL MVP