Originally written on PSAMP  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Last night, something special happened. Our Pittsburgh Pirates won their 81st game of the season, a number that tradionally means your club has reached mediocrity in a 162-game season. Only the Pirates haven't hit that many wins wince 1992, a season that ended in crushing disappointment as Sid Bream beat a Barry Bonds throw home in the NLCS. And every season since has been filled with sub-.500 teams just plugging away and hoping to spoil some other franchise's playoff hopes. And then we come to 2013, where the typical underachievement or late-season collapses failed to show up. The Pirates won their 81st game of the season just three days into September, so instead of this being the ultimate goal, it's just a speedbump en route to a potential division crown and playoff appearance. AND WORLD SERIES BECAUSE THESE PIRATES ARE AWESOME SJFJSGFHSDIGFH! *** Now, I'm a Barry Bonds apologist. That throw home in '92 was his last act as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and so many fan...
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