Yoda wrote:Surprise, surprise... Only a loser franchise like the Pirates would take on 8M Casey. No offense to Pitt fans but I really feel bad for you.
Then why call us a loser franchise?
Yes, we know it's true, but be more PC for us and leave out the loser part! It still sounds just as bad...
I really don't get how the organization thinks that hiring a "local boy" is going to get people to want to watch the game. Just because it's a blue collar city doesn't mean people are going to come in droves to watch a team lose 90 games because they have a guy in the game from Pittsburgh.
The only things that will help this team get the fans back are winning and/or bringing on a star of the game with name recognition. Sean Casey is not that. Heck, we may have been able to spend $6-7 million on Sosa and drawn more than Casey will.
OK, so I guess I'll hope for continued low K's (something the Pirates do need desperately) and a possible resurgence of power with the easier to pull HR porch in right...
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