Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 9/11/13
Let me offer a belated congratulations to the Pittsburgh Pirates and their fans. On Monday, the Pirates won their 82nd game of the season behind a strong seven inning effort by Gerrit Cole. This marked the first time in 21 seasons that the Pirates will finish with a record above .500. To put that in perspective, let’s consider the list of events that have occurred during that time span. That’s three presidents ago. That’s several Barry Bonds hat sizes ago. Numerous player’s careers have come and gone during that time. No team has ever gone through a longer dry spell in big league history. The pennant chase in the NL Central is hot and heavy, but with the two wild cards they seem to have a playoff berth cinched unless they utterly collapse. I for one am happy for the Pirates and their fans. They are one of the charter franchises in the National League, so the world is a better place when they are competing for a World Series title. It will be interesting to see who wins between the P...
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