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Old 09-12-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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The Pirates lost their 6th in a row, 2-1 to the Reds tonight. Since winning their 70th game they have been 2-10. They are 9-22 since August 8th.

Now they are at 72-70, a mere two games above .500 with 20 games remaining. All they have to do is go 8-12 down the home stretch and they will have done what a month ago seemed out of the question....extend their losing season record to its 20th year.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:16 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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The Pirates lost their 6th in a row, 2-1 to the Reds tonight. Since winning their 70th game they have been 2-10. They are 9-22 since August 8th.

Now they are at 72-70, a mere two games above .500 with 20 games remaining. All they have to do is go 8-12 down the home stretch and they will have done what a month ago seemed out of the question....extend their losing season record to its 20th year.

No franchise should never operate in any city who loses 20 years in a row.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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Creepie cripies crap on a cracker....the Pirates lost again, their seventh in a row and 11th out of their last 13.

They are now 72-71, a mere one loss away from being a .500 team. They have 19 games remaining and would need to go 8-11 to snatch defeat away from the jaws of victory. That it is .421 ball and they should be able to pull that off considering that they have been playing .154 ball for the last two weeks.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:03 AM
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Creepie cripies crap on a cracker....the Pirates lost again, their seventh in a row and 11th out of their last 13.

They are now 72-71, a mere one loss away from being a .500 team. They have 19 games remaining and would need to go 8-11 to snatch defeat away from the jaws of victory. That it is .421 ball and they should be able to pull that off considering that they have been playing .154 ball for the last two weeks.
How does a team still have a fan base if they had 20 losing seasons?
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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Creepie cripies crap on a cracker....the Pirates lost again, their seventh in a row and 11th out of their last 13.

They are now 72-71, a mere one loss away from being a .500 team. They have 19 games remaining and would need to go 8-11 to snatch defeat away from the jaws of victory. That it is .421 ball and they should be able to pull that off considering that they have been playing .154 ball for the last two weeks.

You know, I haven't kept up with baseball this season, though I have WHYGAVS? linked to my Facebook, but no wonder that guy has been quiet lately. I swear the Pirates were 61-42 or thereabouts...

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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The Pirates have done it, losing to the Brewers tonight and falling to.500 ball, 74-74.

I hope that they do not finish at 81-81 because that will complicate talking about the streak. While they will have broken the streak of 19 consecutive losing seasons, at the same time they will have recorded their 20th non winning season in a row.

The way that they are going, it probably won't be a problem. All they need to do is go 6-8 in these last 14 games and they have that 20th straight losing season.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:54 AM
 
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Pirates are in freefall. Their schedule isn't too bad though... 7 against the mets and astros, but then 6 against the reds and braves.

I haven't been following the pirates much, but is this due to injuries? Or did the inexplicable magic just finally wear off? If it is the latter, then I expect them to finish with another losing series. If the former... it depends on when these injured players come back.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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Pirates are in freefall. Their schedule isn't too bad though... 7 against the mets and astros, but then 6 against the reds and braves.

I haven't been following the pirates much, but is this due to injuries? Or did the inexplicable magic just finally wear off? If it is the latter, then I expect them to finish with another losing series. If the former... it depends on when these injured players come back.
162 games reveals the truer quality of a club. The 2012 Pirates are a .500 team. Had they played .500 ball all year rather than having a good first half and a poor second one, we would be viewing them as...the Pirates are improving, perhaps they will be truly competitive next year.

Because they distributed their wins in an uneven manner, they make themselves seem like more of a disappointment. Had it been the reverse, had the Pirates played lousy in the first half and came on like gangbusters in the second half in order to finish at .500, then there would be this expectation of great things for next season.

That is all perception. The reality is that they are currently a .500 club and have been so all year.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Pirates are in freefall. Their schedule isn't too bad though... 7 against the mets and astros, but then 6 against the reds and braves.

I haven't been following the pirates much, but is this due to injuries? Or did the inexplicable magic just finally wear off? If it is the latter, then I expect them to finish with another losing series. If the former... it depends on when these injured players come back.
A small note on what Grandstander posted.

Before the season I projected the Pirates for 71 wins this year. That's a .438 winning %.

When this thread was made, Pittsburgh was 60-44, a .577 winning 5. They are now 74-74, meaning they have gone 14 and 30 since August 1st - a .318 winning %.

Let's say the Pirates are an actual, true talent, .500 team.

On August 1st, when they were 60-44, what should we have projected their final record to be?

A coin is also a .500 team, in that we expect 50% of one result and 50% of the other. If we were to flip a coin 162 times, we'd expect 81 heads and 81 tails. Suppose we flipped a coin 104 times and got 60 heads and 44 tails. What should we expect over the next 58 flips? Half heads and half tails. Not more tails than heads. One coin toss does not influence the other. In the same way one win does not increase the chance of a loss later in the season.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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Im just wondering when the Pirates will have a press release blaming this thread for their freefall.
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