Found April 26, 2013 on This Is Getting Old:
Ho hum.  Another series win for the Blazin’ Buccos. What’s most surprising?  The Division standings?  The fact that the Pirates have taken care of some of the best pitchers in the league?  Or is it the fact that they have the best TOOTBLAN differential in the league? Whatever makes your leg tingle just go with it.…
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