It's true though, it really is too bad that the Pirates haven't been any good since Barry Bonds still played for them in the early 90's.
You figure in a city where they have the Super Bowl Champion Steelers along with the Penguins who are in the Stanley Cup finals for the 2nd year in a row that the Pirates owners would realize that the city wants to root for a winner. Charlie Morton is not exactly anyone to get excited about, but the Pirates didn't have very many good younger pitching prospects in their farm system anyway besides Brad Lincoln and the two guys they got from the Yankees recently (Dan McCutchen and Eric Hacker). So they got Morton and Jeff Locke (who's from my home state of NH btw!!) And an OK OF prospect in Hernandez. I feel for those of you who are still Pirates fans, and I imagine that when people go to a Pirates game nowadays they go to see the opposing teams (like when they play the Cardinals and Pujols is in the house). I sure hope it gets better for you guys. I'm a Red Sox fan so I have it good now but we didn't have it all that well for a long time either before '04. Peace!!