Found August 22, 2013 on Friarhood:
Ah me favorite series o’ t’ year. T’ time I get t’ speak like a man o’ t’ sea, t’ dreaded Pirate. After winnin’ two straight games against t’ Mets, T’ Friars dropped t’ first two, and t’ series hostin’ t’ Pirates at Petco Park. Though this be normally not a good thin’, thar be plenty o’ positives t’ take from this series. Here be me five.”   5. Another Great Start By “Doubloons”ner. Andrew “Doubloons”ner was lights out again, surrenderin’ just one earned run on five hits while strikin’ out three and walkin’ two o’er seven innin’s pitched. T’ big blow came in t’ fourth with no outs when Pedro Alvarez sin’led t’ starboard with a man on first. Chris Denorfia, tryin’ t’ get t’ ball in t’ prevent t’ speedy Andrew McCutcheon from reachin’ third, let t’ ball roll under his glove and all t’ way t’ t’ wall, allowin’ both Alvarez and McCutcheon t’ score for an “in t’ park sin’le”. “Doubloons”ner’s other run was given u

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