Stay focused Pirates…

OK Pirates, we all know you guys have sucked since 1992.
And by sucked I mean posting a losing record for each of the last 18 seasons.
By sucked I mean 9 last places finishes over the last 18 seasons.
By sucked I mean 6 straight 94+ loss seasons including last year’s 105 loss fiasco.

We all know that.
And only a lunatic would have picked the Pirates to win the NL Central. (Did anyone have them with a winning season?)

And here we are in May and already the Pirates are sub .500.

But wait!
The are only 2 games out of first place. And the two favorites for the division, the Reds and the Brewers, are not exactly tearing it up.

Let’s say the Pirates win their next two games against San Diego (possible.)
And the Cardinals lose the next two games against the surging Marlins (possible.)

Then the Pirates would be above .500 and tied for first place in May.
Is that so hard?

And then play .500 ball the rest of the way… and get the whole “They haven’t have a winning season since Francisco Cabrera” storyline off of their backs.

Is that so hard?

Stay focused.
I’m not asking you to be the 1927 Yankees (who beat the Pirates in the World Series.)
Just be above SUCK.
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The Angels were my pre season pick to win the AL Pennant.
They seem like a damn good team.

And yet they are 0-5 against the Red Sox this year.

In Non Red Sox games they are 16-8.

Go figure. This one turned into a laugher and I can’t put it into the Dodged Bullet category… even with Weaver pitching a Buchholz looking shaky at times.

The nice fat 6 run 7th took any doubt out of this one.

Next is Lester versus Haren… MY Cy Young pick versus a guy that a lot of other people picked.

I’d like to see my pick go DOWN.
We’ll see. The Sox – Angels games have been heaven for me so far.

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Sal Calanni joins The Sully Baseball Show

Cleveland’s own Sal Calanni joins me on today’s edition of The Sully Baseball Show.

We talk a little about the 2011 Tribe, working at Jacobs Field, the pain of being a Cleveland Sports fan and whether or not Chief Wahoo is racist.

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