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DBR96A
08-30-2012, 12:37 AM
The Pirates are now 70-60. August didn't go too well for them, winning only three series the entire month. If they play .400 ball the rest of the way (12-20), then they'll have their first winning season since 1992. The schedule down the stretch appears to be pretty easy, with most of the remaining opponents having losing records, but then again, August turned out to be harder than it looked initially. If the Pirates can win three more series, then I'll feel a lot more confident in their chances for a winning season, but August left me feeling a bit rattled. It's like the team's performance has gone up and down with the temperature this season. Should I worry? :confused:

sexicano31
08-30-2012, 12:43 AM
I sure as **** hope they dont win 12 games

oak2455
08-30-2012, 12:46 AM
I thought maybe this was spam of some new movie or something

metswon69
08-30-2012, 01:05 AM
They'll make it to 82 easy.

After that i dont know..

DBR96A
08-30-2012, 01:08 AM
It'd be cool if the Pirates were the second NL wild card team, but I wasn't necessarily expecting that to happen this season anyway. My expectation was simply a winning record.

By the way, whoever changed the topic title should make it say "winning season," not ".500 season." Another 12 wins would give the Pirates 82 wins for the season.


I sure as **** hope they dont win 12 games

Why do you want me to suffer? :(

nickster16301
08-30-2012, 01:28 AM
I sure as **** hope they dont win 12 games

God forbid they get to .500

Al Sharpton
08-30-2012, 01:29 AM
It's about time my pirates had a winning record. Since I've been alive..they've been terrible.

DBR96A
08-30-2012, 01:42 AM
Some of you make me sad. :(

SportsAndrew25
08-30-2012, 02:02 AM
Finally this team has risen from the ashes! :clap:

dodgerdave
08-30-2012, 02:14 AM
The Sid Bream curse will end soon.

Pinstripe pride
08-30-2012, 08:52 AM
i hope they make it. pirats fans have been through enough. anyone openly claiming to be a pirates fan before this season is easily the best fan you will find with as bad as they have been

todu82
08-30-2012, 09:08 AM
I hope they get it as well. That team deserves some success after all the suffering the team has done the past few seasons.

MetsFanatic19
08-30-2012, 10:41 AM
Imagine the atmosphere down the stretch there. They deserve to at least get close to the playoffs.

KobeOwnSU
08-30-2012, 10:51 AM
I am pulling for the Pirates. : ) But only as long as they do not hurt the chances of the Dodgers making the playoffs! I love watching teams and franchises that have had struggles for long periods of time, rise and become a top level team/organization.

Kelly Gruber
08-30-2012, 10:53 AM
I'm rooting for the Pirates to make it as well. Would be nice to see them make it, they've waited long enough and made some solid moves and let things perculate the right way. Go Bucs!

DBR96A
08-30-2012, 10:54 AM
What worries me is that the Pirates end the regular season hosting the Braves. I'd like for the Pirates to get their 82nd win before then, if possible. :pray:

DJYankee
08-30-2012, 11:02 AM
Would be nice to see them make the playoffs been waaay overdue

burgh_fan66
08-30-2012, 02:00 PM
i hope they make it. pirats fans have been through enough. anyone openly claiming to be a pirates fan before this season is easily the best fan you will find with as bad as they have been

Thanks for the compliment I guess. I've gotten a few odd looks and a few snide remarks on my Pirate's fan hood these last well, I say 15 years as 1997 is the first season I can vividly recall. Its been tough sledding glad to see most of the rest of the nation is behind us now.

SenorGato
08-30-2012, 02:12 PM
The funny thing in all that to me is that many Cubs fans believe we're years behind that team.

VenezuelanMet
08-30-2012, 03:13 PM
How many games they have left against Astros and Cubs?

Pinstripe pride
08-30-2012, 03:42 PM
Thanks for the compliment I guess. I've gotten a few odd looks and a few snide remarks on my Pirate's fan hood these last well, I say 15 years as 1997 is the first season I can vividly recall. Its been tough sledding glad to see most of the rest of the nation is behind us now.

tell anyone who comments about that to **** off. how can anyone question your fanhood if you have been afna of a team that your literally can not remember having a winning season for 15 years? think about it, most college age or younger pirates fans weren't even alive the last time they had a winning season. its an unbeleive strech of suffering for their fans, so I dont see how anyone could be rooting against them doing it this year short of the pirates costing there team a playoff spot

joshhorvath
08-30-2012, 03:57 PM
i honestly hope the fans give the team a standing ovation when they reach 82. They deserve it :)

BigDFan85
08-30-2012, 04:12 PM
Way to jinx it... but I do hope they get it. I was a big Clint Hurdle fan during his stint with the Rangers.

scottythegreat1
08-30-2012, 04:36 PM
I always like it when an underdog wins. I knew that the Pirates were going to be a decent team, but I didnt expect them to make the playoffs. Im impressed and hope they make the playoffs.

DBR96A
09-05-2012, 10:15 PM
Well, they got swept by the Brewers last weekend (:facepalm:), but they just took two of three from the Astros, and they host the Cubs next. Their magic number is 10 now. If they go 10-16 down the stretch, then they'll have their first winning season since 1992. Anything more than 10 wins would be gravy to me. Anything less than 10 wins would be a kick in the balls, especially given how strong the team looked in July.

Just. 10. More. Wins. :pray:

RTL
09-05-2012, 11:03 PM
They sit just 1.5 games out of the 2nd WC. I'm sure they have their eyes on that prize.

Tomahawk27
09-05-2012, 11:13 PM
I know this may sound like an obvious statement but I fully expect guys like McCutchen, Walker, and Burnett especially, to really give it their all these next few weeks and ensure a winning season, maybe even a wildcard

Pinstripe pride
09-06-2012, 08:15 AM
Well, they got swept by the Brewers last weekend (:facepalm:), but they just took two of three from the Astros, and they host the Cubs next. Their magic number is 10 now. If they go 10-16 down the stretch, then they'll have their first winning season since 1992. Anything more than 10 wins would be gravy to me. Anything less than 10 wins would be a kick in the balls, especially given how strong the team looked in July.

Just. 10. More. Wins. :pray:

thank god they have 14 games with the cubs, mets and astros. they are basically a lock for 10 wins there

YEDN90
09-06-2012, 11:49 AM
Lets go Pirates! Sneak into the playoffs!

DBR96A
09-06-2012, 12:05 PM
thank god they have 14 games with the cubs, mets and astros. they are basically a lock for 10 wins there

I hope so. What worries me is that 11 of those 14 games are on the road, and they haven't played too well on the road this season. They only have four home series left, but three of them are against the Brewers, Reds and Braves. They need to win at least two series to have a chance, and they cannot afford to get swept by anybody. I'm still a bit anxious.

Pinstripe pride
09-06-2012, 01:22 PM
I hope so. What worries me is that 11 of those 14 games are on the road, and they haven't played too well on the road this season. They only have four home series left, but three of them are against the Brewers, Reds and Braves. They need to win at least two series to have a chance, and they cannot afford to get swept by anybody. I'm still a bit anxious.

i think the years of losing have made you paranoid. seems like the are in pretty good shape to me. i mena even if you lose those series, i cant see them getting swept in all of them. so win 3 there, you have to go .500 against the bad teams. very doable. have faith, yopur pirates aren't going to let you down this year

JoeDirt05
09-07-2012, 03:08 AM
I hope so. What worries me is that 11 of those 14 games are on the road, and they haven't played too well on the road this season. They only have four home series left, but three of them are against the Brewers, Reds and Braves. They need to win at least two series to have a chance, and they cannot afford to get swept by anybody. I'm still a bit anxious.

i think the years of losing have made you paranoid. seems like the are in pretty good shape to me. i mena even if you lose those series, i cant see them getting swept in all of them. so win 3 there, you have to go .500 against the bad teams. very doable. have faith, yopur pirates aren't going to let you down this year

This just jinxed them

DBR96A
09-13-2012, 01:25 AM
i think the years of losing have made you paranoid.

It ain't paranoia if it's true. The party's over. Here comes consecutive losing season #20. If they give us another August/September collapse in 2013, then the losing season streak can legally purchase alcohol. :facepalm:

I would ask people to wake me up when the Pirates have a winning record in August, but with my luck, they'll only do that after ****ing up from April through July. Instead, I'll ask people to wake me up when they're 25 games over .500 at the end of July. It's about the only way I'll feel safe.

Once is an accident. Twice is a trend.

Guppyfighter
09-13-2012, 03:19 AM
If they don't do it this year I'd be willing to bet money they do it next year.

Pinstripe pride
09-13-2012, 09:35 AM
This just jinxed them

god i hope i didn't

burgh_fan66
09-13-2012, 09:40 AM
:sigh: Seriously is there a more tortured American sports fan than us Pirates fans?

FlakeyFool
09-13-2012, 11:37 AM
toronto fans

Havoc Wreaker
09-13-2012, 11:47 AM
It's a nice story, but I'd rather have the Phillies make the playoffs. If/when the Phillies are in safe in the wild card, the Pirates can win as many games as they need/please.

benzni
09-13-2012, 01:27 PM
:sigh: Seriously is there a more tortured American sports fan than us Pirates fans?

cubs fans

Tomahawk27
09-13-2012, 02:19 PM
cubs fans

Obviously not winning a World Series for that long is awful but at the same time, Cubs fans have at least had their team make the playoffs, and be relevant, the past 20 years

burgh_fan66
09-13-2012, 04:35 PM
Maybe I should have been less broad and ask is their a more tortured generation of American sports fan than the generation Y Pittsburgh Pirates fans. We have no memories of good baseball, 1992 is too far in the past. I was 3 when that season began.

The Cubs and Blue Jays fans can at least recall half decent baseball.

SenorGato
09-13-2012, 05:13 PM
Yeah well, that's what they get for losing Barry Bonds.

Guppyfighter
09-13-2012, 06:27 PM
No, Pirates fans are not the most tortured because they have the Steelers. Most tortured fans are Cleveland fans.

Steel Curtain
09-13-2012, 07:16 PM
Pirates are just an embarrassment, they aren't winning anything this year. I've been wearing paper bags for 10+ years now. :(

SenorGato
09-13-2012, 07:26 PM
Pirates are just an embarrassment, they aren't winning anything this year. I've been wearing paper bags for 10+ years now. :(

If it helps it seems a popular belief amongst Cubs fans that we're *years* behind that team.

YEDN90
09-13-2012, 08:53 PM
Just 10 more, you can do it Pirates!

Pinstripe pride
09-14-2012, 09:22 AM
No, Pirates fans are not the most tortured because they have the Steelers. Most tortured fans are Cleveland fans.

not really. prates fans doesn't mean pittsbrugh, it means the pirates. all purates fans are not steelers fans, so the connection to clevleand doesn't work. pirates vs indiains, its pirates no contest

Pinstripe pride
09-14-2012, 09:24 AM
cubs fans

cubs fans made the NLCS within the last decade. there are pirates fans in college who have never seen a winning season

Pinstripe pride
09-14-2012, 09:26 AM
toronto fans

toronto has won a world series since the last time the pirates ahd a winning season, so hard to justify that one