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Old 04-01-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Swisshelm Park
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that's mostly correct though even in baseball you can't always buy a championship. the only year the philllies won, their payroll was around what the giants have. st louis has won, last year the giants won, the rays. middle markets have a shot, small markets do not.
10 Reasons to Return to Pirates Baseball This Season - Pittsburgh Magazine - April 2011 - Pittsburgh, PA
No doubt, spending does not guarantee a championship, just look at the Mets, Cubs, and Orioles. And the Marlins have won twice without spending a lot (or spending a lot one year, then completely gutting the team the next). But as long as the small market owners are profiting from the system, whether from their own success or from revenue sharing, there won't be much incentive to change it. Teams like the Pirates will have to catch lightning in a bottle, with a group of internally developed talent maturing at the same time and winning before they get to their free agency years.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Philly
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Pirates battle perception, plus painful reality
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: O'Hara Twp.
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Spending at least makes it watchable. I realize we will never spend enough to win a championship but we really should spend enough where we can finish around 500.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Just East of the Southern Portion of the Western Part of PA
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This is a great interview - Nutting actually answers some of the tough questions that we all want to ask him. You may not believe him, but at least he is willing to answer the tough questions.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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How 'bout those Pirates! First place! lol
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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It's a sad day for Chicago Cubs fans, they won't be able to drink beer at the stadium this year....





















cuz they lost the opener!!!

that joke never gets old
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Morton (1-0) worked six innings, struck out two and walked five; he was lifted after throwing 97 pitches, 57 for strikes, but it was his ability to work out of two jams that was most noteworthy -- one against Yadier Molina and another against one of the game's most dangerous hitters, Albert Pujols.

With this season not a week old, Morton -- who has dropped his release point down to about three-quarters from an over-the-top motion -- has half the wins he was able to put together all of last season
Read more: Morton solid as Pirates win third game
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Philly
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two games above. 500?wtf?
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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two games above. 500?wtf?
Now it's only 1. There are the Pirates we all know and love . I honestly don't care though as baseball is not a sport I've ever enjoyed when I was a kid and still don't really enjoy going unless it's with a big group of friends. It's hockey, football, or nothing with me.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Philly
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top new concession
Fresh Feast: The top 10 new concessions at MLB ballparks - Big League Stew - MLB*Blog - Yahoo! Sports
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