The prospect stuff is taking on a life of its own and may end up with its own heading at the top of the page. Just sayin'. Here are some links for today:
Chris Jaffe at The Hardball Times counts down the ten greatest moments in recent Pirate history. Besides the ommission of the Mackowiak double-header, it's a good list.
The Lynchburg Hillcats are in the Carolina League finals and up 1-0 on Salem in the best-of-five series. Tim at BuccoFans, who lives in the Lynchburg area, is absolutely killing it with his coverage of this. He's got a bunch of interviews with the players (Tony Sanchez and Rudy Owens are the two most recent) has been at several of their playoff games to get some video coverage, so head over to his site and just click around for a bit.
This is interesting. When the Pirates were selling the farm two months ago, Doug Mientkiewicz was popping off on his Twitter feed about how Pirate fans "deserved better." He also engaged Brian, the author of Raise the Jolly Roger, in a discussion about the trades. And what does he tell the Post-Gazette today? That the Pirates have a plan and that the fans should give this front office a chance. Now maybe one thing has little to do with the other, or maybe PIRATE BLOGGERS WILL SOMEDAY CONQUER THE WORLD!!! Personally, I'm rooting for the second one.