Dear Pittsburgh Pirates:
I am one of the 30 fans remaining faithful to this weathered franchise.
The Pittsburgh Pirates used to be great.
The Pittsburgh Pirates used to be feared.
Hell, the Pittsburgh Pirates used to be a cringe-free spectacle.
And now, if the Pirates win a game (and apparently that’s a big “if”), the media and others wonder why the other team didn’t show up. Or, the opponents will rest their star players since, well, the star players are paid to perform, not practice.
What is it, 18 seasons now? Do you know there are several million teenagers/young adults in America that have never seen a winning Pirates season? I’m sure you guys have young bucks in your farm system that have never seen one either.
Since when did being pathetic become okay in Pittsburgh? Let’s not have any Cleveland traits rub off on us. We’re close…not that close.
You know what Robert Nutting (I’m guessing that you won’t), 18 losing seasons is pretty bad. I know you might put some blame on Mr. McClatchy, but you’ve been the head of this ship for almost four years. This is bad.
Am I in the right to call conspiracy? Are you trying to swipe from the memories of Pittsburghers the Seven time World Series Champions? Are you attempting to de-value the team to the point you can pay the players an hourly wage?
Something is going on here, Bobby, and I am not a fan. There were times (not saying there won’t be more) that I was angry enough to contemplate paying a visit to the Front Office and show the whole group of morons how a home-run swing with a Louisville Slugger looks like up close.
Don’t tempt me Nutting…I am wild pitch. If you actually watch our games, you’ll understand the metaphor.
The players deserve more. To start a career by losing day in and day out is an incredible burden on these young guys’ psyches.
I don’t know what else to say. How dare you let the Pittsburgh Pirates continue this tumbling towards irrelevancy. Even ESPN and FSN Central are getting tired of reporting about how bad the Pirates are.
Do the owners of the Buccos even care? Yes Nutting, I’m still talking to you. How can you sleep at night knowing you’re the owner of the worst team in sports? And, you’re the CEO of Ogden Newspapers…you’re picking nothing but winning sides Bobby-Boy.
I don’t have any advice for you, all the advice you’ve received so far looks like it’s been put to good use. Plus, if I did give you advice, and you actually listened to me- and it worked- I wouldn’t be able to forgive myself.
We got new players, and this season is pretty much over, so I’ll give you all one more season.
But, Nutting, if we lose a 19th season…I’m starting a Pirates Fans for Mark Cuban group.