Found June 29, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
I just keep staring at it.  I refresh my browser every now and then, just to make sure it’s true. 49-30.  Now the best record in all of baseball.  The Pittsburgh Pirates. GM Huntington; Image credit rackcdn I never saw this season coming.  Ever.  This past March, if I had predicted the 2013 team’s record based on how little I thought GM Neal Huntington accomplished over the offseason, I would’ve regressed the Pirates substantially from the 2012 club that finished 79-83, probably dropping them around 70-92. If you’ve read any of my 80+ articles over the past few years, you’ll know that I’m generally critical of the Pirates’ General Manager, going so far as to wonder whether he’d be fired, previously incapable of matching even the cumulative won-loss record of the Pirates under former GM Dave Littlefield, whom I considered one of the worst GMs in professional sports history. Luckily, the pink slip never came, because for whatever reason, everything Neal Huntington has touched over the pa
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