If you’d take a poll of baseball fans who don’t cite the Cardinals as their favorite team, I’m certain the results would show that America is rooting for the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the NL division series.
Unless you’re a Cardinals loyalist, what’s not to like about the Pirates? The Bucs have energy, enthusiasm and freshness and personify everything lovable about the underdog spirit that built this great country ... or something like that.
In the summer of 2013 the Pirates found their way out of the darkness of losing. They escaped their miserable existence by breaking free and shouting out loud with unbridled joy ... think of Jesse Pinkman at the end of “Breaking Bad.”