Found January 27, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2012 title for all 30 teams. "Same Old Pirates." For a long time, every single glimmer of hope on Pittsburgh's North Shore was followed with that phrase. A good trade followed by an injury. A promising draft pick resulting in a bust. A first place surge in July followed by a historically bad August. Every year, the Same Old Pirates seemed to find a way out, and so you'll forgive me if I need just a minute or two for this to sink in. In March, we saw the slim Pedro Alvarez for the first time. Early on in the spring, he took three straight pitches to fall behind in the count 1-2, then waved weakly at a curveball in the dirt for strike three. Same Old Pirates. Except that next time up, he expected a curve with the first pitch, stuck with it, and laced it through the left side of the infield for a sin...
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