Found August 10, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
First and foremost……. That felt good. What’s not good is the Padres.  They kind of suck.  In fact, on the road.  Only one National League team has more road losses than the Padres.  The Pirates need to sweep this series.  Anything less is a loss in my opinion. First Pitch:  7:05 PM EST Where ti [...]
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