Tell Us What You Really Think (Ouch!)

Somehow this passed under my radar screen.  I was in China in July, and Pirates mania was on the lips of everyone on my tour.  But from a national media outlet, roughly a week ago, came this:

Pirates Acquire Lee, Ludwick To Bolster 2nd-Half Collapse

PITTSBURGH—In order to deepen some holes in their lineup and increase their chances of a second-half collapse, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired first baseman Derrek Lee and outfielder Ryan Ludwick Sunday. “They’re both experienced losers who we’re hoping will come in here and help us surge right to the bottom of the NL Central,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement, adding that after six consecutive losses, the team is now poised to make a last-place run.


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