I feel like every single time I get all riled up about the Pirates' struggles with the Brewers and go all fire-and-brimstone about how great it would be to beat them, the Pirates lose and I feel like a huge idiot.
Let's try this instead: one game only means something in baseball if you let it. The Pirates went from eleven games over .500 to ten games over .500 in this game. Don't let this loss mean more than that. It sounds like I'm giving a pep-talk to the players here, but I mean it for the fans. Pirate fans are volatile (and for good reason). Let's settle in for the long run.