Will it ever end?

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The city of Pittsburgh is usually a peaceful place. With an array of architectural landmarks and a breathtaking skyline, the Steel City beems with pomp and pride.

However when the baseball team takes the field, the city is filled with doom and gloom and nerves that hinder the inner momento that is the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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 On an especially gloomy and even more doomy (probably not a word) night, the Brewers owned the Pirates once again. This time the Bucs fell to the Crew 8-5.

What looked to be a turning of the tides the Pirates got out on the Brewers in the bottom of the first scoring a run   thanks to a Freddy Sanchez bomb. The Brewers would get that run back in the top of the 2nd. The 4th, 6th and 8th innings were blown wide open by the Crew as starter Ian Snell got rocked and the bullpen couldn’t help in the least.

The pitching staff was able to hold Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun hitless, but the lower part of their lineup stepped up and got the job done. Former Pirate Jason Kendall scored a run, hit a single and was hit by a pitch. Corey Hart scored three runs with a pair of doubles.

The Pirates were able to muster up 5 runs over the span of the nine inning game but couldn’t come through in clutch situations.

First baseman Adam LaRoche was 0-5 and made the final out in each of his at-bats. Nyjer Morgan has been slipping as of late. His average his falling sharply and he failed to do what a leadoff man does, get on base. He did get a single but also grounded out twice, popped out and struck out swinging on a nasty pitch.

The one bright spot that stood out was bench player Delwyn Young. DY has not been given a legitimate shot with the Bucs but he proved his case for more playing time when he nailed a pinch hit double to right center field. The rocket that rolled to the wall scored two runs and set up a failed Pittsburgh comeback.

The Pirates have now fallen to 12-14 and have lost 7 of their last 8. The losing streak is also in tact as the Brewers have downed the Pirates in the last 17 games. The Bucs won’t even have a chance to redeem themselves until teh middle of summer when the Brewers come to town at the end of July.

O where have you gone Randall Simon.
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At least one Bucco knew how to send a message to those cheese-headed, sausages loving, beer drinking, Milwaukee Brewers

 

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12 Comments

The Reds will try to take care of the Brewers tonight. Thanks for the link on your sidebar. I will set up mine too!Russhttp://wight4256.mlblogs.com

Hurts, don’t it? It’s hard out here for us Pirates fans.
http://theburghblues.mlblogs.com/

Wow, looks like the Brewers own the Pirates like the Dodgers own the Padres (every once in a while!). It’s pretty frustrating when a team keeps beating you over and over again…
http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

You go on about the Brewers having no class and this and that, but what’s the deal taking pride in a guy whacking a girl in sausage costume over the head with a baseball bat? That’s classless no matter how you look at it and inexcusable.

I think the real issue here is that you’re frustrated with your own team. If it was the Reds or Astros who had this long winning streak over the Pirates, you’d have lost respect for that team instead. If the Pirates had won 17 straight over the Brewers and Brewers fans lost respect for the Pirates, you’d say they’re just whining from losing so much.

The Brewers used to be even worse than the Pirates, but now the Brewers are winning, have been competitive in the division, and got the playoffs last year and that leaves the Pirates as the team that’s gone the longest without a winning season. It’s frustrating, believe me, I know what it’s like. Don’t take it out on the Brewers or any other team, take it out on the Pirates for not ending the streak.

Sending a message… Ok. So on the issue, you are supporting hitting women in the head with baseball bats?

Whats the next blog entry going to be on? Are you going to support drunk driving to injure/kill major league pitchers?

Inexcusable.

I’m sorry that the Buc’s got beat- bad. If the Sox play the Brew Crew, I hope we win. Anyways, I think that before the trading deadline in August, the Buc’s need to pick up some veterens to mix in with the young players. Im comparing them to the Rays, because like the Rays, the Bucs have talent. Good Luck!!

http://irishsoxkid19.mlblogs.com

101 reasons to love the Cubs:

1. Wrigley Field
2. Cubs-Sox rivalry
3. Die-hard fans
4. Chicago baseball
5. Billy Williams
6. Old-fashioned scoreboard
7. Ivy covered walls
8. Wrigley North (and Wrigley East, West, South…)
9. Ron Santo and Pat Hughes
10. Go Cubs Go by Steve Goodman
11. Day games
12. Wrigley Field bleachers
13. Derrek Lee
14. Cubs Nation
15. 7th inning stretch guest conductors
16. Nothing like a sunny day at the yard
17. Kerry Wood
18. Wrigleyville
19. Three Fingered Brown
20. ‘W’ Flag
21. Team loyalty
22. Mr. Cub – Ernie Banks
23. Knothole in right field
24. Vine Line
25. 2003 Division Champions
26. Clark, Addison, Sheffield and Waveland
27. Harry Caray
28. 40,000 fans chanting ‘Let’s go Cubbies!’
29. Eternal optimism
30. Wrigley Field Marquee
31. Ryne Sandberg
32. Back to back World Series Champions 1907-1908
33. Catch the games on WGN
34. Kosuke Fukudome
35. Wayne Messimer’s national anthem
36. Andre Dawson
37. Old school entertainment
38. Trains down to the ballpark
39. Awesome/friendly fans
40. Fergie Jenkins
41. Cubs Convention
42. Rooftop bleachers
43. Alfonso Soriano
44. Celebrity bat kid contest
45. Brick walls
46. Cubs-Brewers rivalry
47. Tradition
48. Division leader flags
49. Budweiser house
50. Homers onto Sheffield and Waveland
51. Jack Brickhouse
52. Lou Pinella
53. Tinkers to Evers to Chance
54. Carlos Zambrano
55. The Friendly Confines
56. Len Kasper and Bob Brenly
57. Back to Back Jacks!
58. Ernie Banks statue
59. Greatest fans in baseball
60. Flags for retired jersey numbers
61. Cause it’s root, root, root for the Cubbies!
62. Cubs-Cardinals rivalry
63. Catchy Miller Light sign over right field
64. Kerry Wood’s 20 Ks
65. Cubs shops around the ballpark
66. Traditional jerseys
67. Pure baseball atmosphere
68. Eight All-Stars in ‘08
69. It’s Gonna Happen!
70. All the seats are great at Wrigley
71. Awesome Cubbie Bear symbol
72. Aramis Ramirez
73. Harry Carey Tavern
74. Back to back division champs 2007-2008
75. Throwing back other teams’ home run balls
76. “Holy Cow!”
77. Cubby Swagger
78. Carlos Zambrano’s no-no
79. Ballhawks
80. Attendance contest
81. Geo-2008 Rookie of the Year
82. Someday We’ll go all the Way by Eddie Vedder
83. Road to Wrigley Game
84. Greg Maddux
85. Bleacher Bums
86. You’re my Cubs by Alan Barcus
87. Die-hards bleeding blue
88. Rich Harden
89. You can go anywhere in the world and still find Cubs fans.
90. D-Lee’s gold gloves
91. Mark Grace
92. Batter’s eye in center
93. Jim Hendry
94. Faithful fans who never, ever give up
95. Every game is a playoff atmosphere
96. Big Z’s Silver Sluggers
97. The Super jump
98. ‘Eamus Catuli’ house
99. Because they are the CUBS!
100. Fukudome Headbands
101. It’s going to be one heck of a party when the Cubs win it all!!

1908-2008
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF BAD BASEBALL!!!

BEING A DODGERS FAN AND WATCHING THEM BEAT THE CUBS 3 STRAIGHT……….PRICELESS!!!!!!

It definitely looks like Pittsburgh has been having some trouble. Could be worse though, you could be like me and be a Rockies fan and be nine games behind.
Emily
http://deconstructingthoughts.mlblogs.com/

Sorry about Brewers owning the Pirates right now. I’m sure you guys will bounce back very soon :)
http://hyunyoung.mlblogs.com

Don’t think being a Dodgers fan is that great anymore. It’s great to see cheaters like Manny get caught.

Aw Matt, the Pirates will come around! And I like the word “doomy”. I should have used it in my DBQs/FRQs yesterday. I managed to spell feasibility wrong though (I think I spelled it fesability). Plus now that Oliver Perez is out of the rotation for the Mets for a while, it’ll be harder to beat the Mets up. They’ll come around!
Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

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