And if the Pirates were good, Pittsburgh would become a baseball town overnight, guaranteed.
We wouldn't be ashamed to be Pirates bandwagon fans.
That being said, why is there a 45-minute postgame show for a 100-loss team?
One segment of the Pirates postgame show was devoted to Kent Tekulve taking a shower. Not even lying.
For some more thoughts, we turn to the rest of blogsphere.
I’m not going out on a limb with this one, because it might be common sense, but Paul Martin will be a fan favorite by the end of October. I was more than impressed with his puck handling abilities tonight. He’s quick with his hands, has spectacular vision, and a true knack for jumping into the play. I can tell you now I will get a kick out of watching him this year.
Mark Letestu, who had 1 goal, a +1 rating, 5 shots and 2 hits in the game, said that though he has been satisfied with his performance, he is still very nervous about his chances to make the team. The young forward is not taking anything for granted and said that even if he were to make the team, he would still work as hard in his 20th game as he is right now.
I really like his attitude, as he is not taking anything for granted and is quick to praise his teammates for helping him look good in what he has been able to do thus far in camp…
E-mailer BOBBI says Letestu's nickname is The Test Tube.
"Simon Despres continues to keep himself in the conversation to make the NHL roster. Coming into camp, there seemed to be an assumption that he would simply be returned to juniors while Lovejoy, Deryk Engelland, Corey Potter, Andrew Hutchinson and others would battle for the No. 6 and 7 spots. But thanks to a mostly unimpressive effort by those four and Despres' natural talent, he could very well be on the NHL roster come Oct. 7."
Bylsma, quoting C MAX TALBOT'S on-bench reaction to G BRENT JOHNSON'S save against Blackhawks RW PATRICK KANE: "He said, 'That's why we got a goalie.'" If you hear audio of that comment on, say, "The X Morning Show with Tim Benz," you'll notice a guy laughing. That guy is me. I'm not sure why this statement cracked me up, but it did.