I must say, too, that the indignity of having to admit that you let the Pirates break their losing streak couldn't have happened to a better bunch of guys. Ozzie Guillen is a jerk. A.J. Pierzynski is a jerk. And the Sox's announcers are not only morons who sound like they'd struggle to read a fifth grade social studies textbook, they went on and on about the Jim Thome homer and acted, from that point on, like they'd won the game. As unwatchable as the Pirates have been at some points this year, I'd rather watch them and our decent broadcasters than a good team like the Sox and their horrible broadcasters.
As for the losing streak - well, it's over. This team isn't interesting, and losing streaks are at least interesting, but I guess I feel a little relieved.