Pittsburgh Pirates

A funny thing happened on the way to another losing season…

Hold on, let me check my watch. And by watch I mean the home screen on my phone because who wears a watch anymore?

As of 10:43 PM ET on July 15, Year of Our Lord or Roberto Clemente 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting alone in first place. Wait, let me put that on its own line:

The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting alone in first place

And another one that is equally important to me:

Baseball sure is fun again in Pittsburgh!

It’s not that I’m intentionally striking while the iron is hot, hoping to catch a fleeting moment. I’m not in a hurry to get this down on paper because I feel this isn’t going to last very long. I’m sure every columnist in Pittsburgh and every Pirates blogger who knows way more about this team and baseball has already wrote that single, emphatic line above to lead their own story.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Win streak at 5- but could be More

The last place Pittsburgh Pirates just completed a sweep of the first place St. Louis Cardinals with a 6-5 victory on Wednesday.  The win lengthens the Pirates’ win streak to five, after a horrid month of losing in June.  While starting pitching has been a huge key during the streak, the timely hitting from the Pirates’ younger stars could come as more of a surprise.

But is this something that Pirate fans should get hyped about or no?