If Pittsburgh Steelers fans are at all paying attention to what is going on with the Pittsburgh Pirates, they may be getting a feeling of déjà vu. Of course, that could be because the Pirates season to this point somewhat mirrors their 2011 campaign, but it could be something else as well.When fans think of today’s Steelers, they think about a team that wins games with an outstanding defense and a sporadic and at time underachieving offense. Guess what, listening around town and you will hear the same things being said about the Pirates. While the two sport are different (NFL and MLB), this group of major leaguers play their brand of baseball much like the Steelers play football.
Yes, some may call us at Steelers 101 crazy for this comparison, and that is fine. However, if fans look close they will see what we are saying. One quick look at the recently completed series with the Houston Astros will provide a clear sample of this. Yes, the Pirates were the better team and should have swept them, but it is more the way the games were played.
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