The Pirates are 74-74. They haven't been under .500 since they were 24-25 on May 29th. Given the way things have gone of late, this may be the very last moment that the 2012 Pirates were an above-average baseball team. That ... is pretty sad.
The first pitch today is at 4:05, with Wandy Rodriguez and Mike Fiers on the mound. Also, you may have noticed WHYGAVS is a bit different today; this is part of Bloguin's site-wide re-design. It'll probably take me a few days to get everything worked out, but for the most part things should be the same. The one thing that is important to point out is that the comments sections still exist, you just have to click on the title of the post to get to the page with comments on them.
I keep trying to give Hurdle the benefit of the doubt but Chad Qualls!! Chad F***ing Qualls. I knew we were losing as soon as he came in. Hurdle might be the worst in game manager I have ever seen and I have seen alot of baseball since I started watching in 1968.
Just told The Mrs. The Pirates are not to be spoken of in our household until 2012.
She, of course, laughed at me and told me to pound salt.
/gets no respect
That was awful. Today's loss falls squarely on Hurdle. Let's pinch run for guys already on third and then let Chad Qualls pitch. That guy has no business pitching in a big league game, let alone being allowed in a Major League Uniform. every day I dislike Hurdle more and more...
I dig the new layout, though considering you don't often use images, i wish there was some way to make those "most recent posts" banner text-only. lots of wasted space.
"Gish" is on my desert island albums list.
Maybe we can hope for the B-side? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKU_98Bq6DM