High comedy on MLB Network's "30 Clubs in 30 Days" about the Pirates. They used the phrases "scrappy," and "young guys taking the next step" for about 20 minutes before I had to turn it off. You know it's bad when Dan Pleasac says "There are bright spots with Paul Maholm..." and then trails off mentioning no more bright spots. The lineup looks pretty sweet with catcher Ryan Doumit and his 69 RBI batting cleanup, some guy named Nyjer batting leadoff, with the brothers LaRoche mixed in for fun. I guess their closer and setup guy are good. It was a 1 hour program and I said to myself "what on earth could they possibly talk about for another 40 minutes?" Click.
Too bad because Pittsburgh is a pretty sweet city and PNC Park is phenomenal. I've been to about a dozen MLB ballparks and PNC is easily my favorite. And Pittsburgh is really nice too. You think Pittsburgh, and dirty steel mills come to mind. Not at all. It's really clean and modern.
Pirates fever...CATCH IT!