Good man. Sometimes the cheap ass, ghetto items are the best. I remember when the Steelers went to the Superbowl in 1995 and this place in the Strip was selling Nike AFC Champion shirts...with Fruit of the Loom tags sticking out of the back.
I think the last Pirates shirt I had was from 97 when they added the red trim to their unis/cap. Kind of glad they lost the red, the classic whites and the grey jerseys are so nice.
I'm leaning towards one of these two shirts.
I've got an "Ask Teke" t-shirt! A home made job from a buddy that made several. Has the photo of Teke that Root sports uses for that segment of the post game show.
I wasn't expecting much considering where we were playing. IIRC in our first series this season in MIL, we got some good breaks to take that series. This series hasn't been good. It sucks, but I see them shaking it off. I think they are strong group mentally, with solid leadership this year. They have shown ability to bounce back from losing a series. Or 3, 4 in a row.
The Pirates haven't lost a series in ages so it was due. It's just a shame that it came after the break. It makes it really easy for the Pirate fan's habitual train of thought to think "Uh oh, the wheels are falling off after the break." when that's likely not the case.
Not a great way to start the break, but gotta bounce back against the Rockies. Losing the games in which J Mac and Burnett start is a big blow... Usually that was 2/5 wins in the cycle no matter what.
Marte was not in the lineup for Indy but is still with the team, so not sure what's going on. Likely means he's not called up, and might mean that trade talks are as serious as some reports indicate. Could easily just be a day off.