With the All-Star week in full swing in Pittsburgh, let's look at what the mainstream media has to say about the Pirates:
Because you know what happens Wednesday.
They must go back to being Pittsburgh Pirate fans. Not an easy lot in life.
But perhaps the best example comes in another BBC poll, when the British radio network sought to determine the most influential philosopher of all time. You might have guessed that Plato would win, but no, he polled only 5.65 percent. Maybe Socrates, but he came in with only 4.82 percent. St. Thomas Aquinas? Nope. He got only 4.83 percent. The winner was Karl Marx, with 27.93 percent. Guess who stuffed the ballot?
That's what happened here in Pittsburgh. The campaign for Mr. Bay began when he was batting .302 at the end of May...
[L]et's remember... that while baseball is the most honest of games, the All-Star Game is not quite.
There's a fitting analogy: A ballclub that's gone downhill for years owned by a ski resort operator.