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Michael Keaton Blasts Bucs' Frugality...

...McClatchy Grudgingly Agrees To Stand On Parade Float And Throw $20 Million At Crowd

This is awesome. Before tossing the first pitch at PNC today, actor Michael Keaton aimed his grappler at the Bucs' ownership:

"I fear they will take advantage of the good will of the people who continue to show up," he continued. "For my money, that's disrespectful. At some point, you either have to write the check or do something and not assume, well, we're OK and, ultimately, the franchise is valuable, anyway, like Donald Sterling did with the Los Angeles Clippers...

"Look, I'd do it, too, if I were a businessman," Keaton said. "But, at some point, you've got to win. I think fans have been gracious. And maybe not vocal enough. Maybe not vociferous enough with their displeasure. That's my opinion."

I agree. The Bucs' fans have been too gracious.

How bad have things gotten when the guy who throws the first pitch at the home opener feels the need to criticize the Pirates' owners before he does?