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Like I said in my last post, this is clearly the worst of times! We are so close that you can smell Spring (Training) in the air, and with everything having been analyzed to the marrow, we are now trying to find dead horses to beat. Neal Huntington, as he seems to do far more than he should want to, has provided another such equine cadaver with his comment about Jose Tabata. The original interview with Rocco DeMaro was first discussed here (I think so, anyway, correct me if I’m wrong), and was brought back into the limelight in Rob Biertempfel’s story yesterday. Again, I believe Huntington intended the comment to be taken in a completely different sense than it was, and here’s what I think he meant.
Boy, is it getting harder and harder to wait for the season to start! It’s that time of the year when idle speculation takes centrestage, and while I am one of those who enjoys it, it sure isn’t fun watching things get blown out of proportion or the opposing sides align aligning themselves strongly for or against an idea. Undoubtedly, in a sense, this augurs well for the health of Pirate baseball- the fact that people care enough to come out strongly opposing or propounding a view after 17 long hard years of losing. It also tells you that out there is a sea of Pirate fans craving for a good run. That’s all it will take, in my opinion, to put fans back in the seats- a good run, maybe 2 months of .550 ball at the start of the season. (OK, 2 months is a stretch but make that 4 and I’d be surprised if attendance doesn’t climb, especially when Pedro Alvarez hits PNC!)