I'm still conflicted on this whole Ryan Vogelsong thing. I love a good story and there are few better than Vogelsong; the wayward prospect who hit rock bottom, went to Japan for three years to pull himself together, and then came back as an All-Star for the team that originally drafted him. On the other hand, I always thought Vogelsong had potential and I went to bat for him for his whole Pirate career and it wasn't until five years after that that he put things together. And it's ridiculous to say this kind of thing and I don't even really mean it, but I feel kind of betrayed on a weird sports-fan level about the whole thing.
So I'm happy that he's good now, but I hope the Pirates smash him all around PNC Park today, is what I suppose I'm saying. James McDonald goes for the Pirates this afternoon. As has become standard this summer, the game is at 4:00, because of FOX's primetime games tonight.
If Barmes can make more plays like those, I don't think anybody will care about his batting. /scrappy white guys //Pirate fans still miss Jack Wilson
@Carnegie Chip I do. If we were going to have shortstops that weren't very good for the past few years, why couldn't we have kept the one we had? The one with the goofy teeth?
What a sad attempt at "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" by that crowd. Where's Mark Madden and Ed Bouchette to bitch about Pirates fans when you need them? //joke only Pat will probably get
Big time love the 4pm starts, 100°F temps notwithstanding. That walk down to the park is going to be hellacious, though...