Congratulations to the 2009 Carolina League Champions…
Single A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It is without a doubt a small step towards big league success down the road. The preaching may soon be paying off. General Manager Neil Huntington and President Frank Coonelly have stressed building through the minors and with a championship club like this it seems that the strategy may be the truth.
The team is filled with blossoiming players and future Pirates.
- Tony Sanchez-catcher
- Starling Marte-outfielder
- Jamie Romak-outfielder
- Chase D’Arnaud
- Bryan Morris-pitcher
- Rudy Owens-pitcher
That group of five players are studs. They will make the Pirates roster within the next four years, right when we turn the corner and make the playoffs. It is defintately wishful thinking, but confident thinking. If the talent is there and a championship proves that it is, the wins will come with the years.
As for the current big league Pirates-it is same old same old.
It isn’t fun is it Jason and Ross? It isn’t fun for the fans either. In fact it is embarrasing. The three game series in Los Angeles (which we were swept in) was not even televised in Pittsburgh. Most of the games are on FSN Pittsburgh, with the exception of maybe 15 in the season, but to not even have a crew fly out there is laughable. It didn’t make much difference though, nobody here really cares anyway. The Steelers are kicked off and Penguins pre-season is underway. I kind of fell bad, but not really. It is WVU football time and like I’ve said my passion switches from black and gold to gold and blue. I hope we close out the season somewhat respectably. It won’t even be a moral victory after the pain I’ve endured not only this year, but the past 17.
I just want you Dodgers, Cradinals, Red Sox and Yankess fans, even Indians fans-take that in for a moment. 17 straight losing seasons. Hard to imagine huh, but its all I’ve been used to.
Thanks Hillcats for hope for the future and LETS GO MOUNATINEERS