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Blackout 01-25-2013 10:44 PM

Pittsburgh Sports Philosophy
 
"The standard is the standard." - Mike Tomlin
"We didn't get to our game" - Sidney Crosby

And not sure what the Pirates is, maybe:

"The standard is we never get to our game" - Robert Nutting

steelfury02 01-26-2013 06:35 AM

Re: Pittsburgh Sports Philosophy
 
sprinkle in a little:

"That's me taking the bull by the horns. It's how I like to run my business. It's a metaphor. But that actually happened though"

torpedoshell31 01-26-2013 09:09 AM

Re: Pittsburgh Sports Philosophy
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackout (Post 1080862)
"The standard is the standard." - Mike Tomlin
"We didn't get to our game" - Sidney Crosby

And not sure what the Pirates is, maybe:

"The standard is we never get to our game" - Robert Nutting

Ha! I like the Pirates "standard". I was actually at the Pirates last World Series game at home back in 1979. Now I'm an old man with 8 grandkids and the Pirates still haven't been back.

sluggermatt15 01-26-2013 09:33 AM

Re: Pittsburgh Sports Philosophy
 
The Pirates are just stuck in a rut, a pretty big rut. But IMO they will be back to winning in the near future. Too much talent and prospects not to win baseball games. This is coming from an optimistic Bucco fan.

casteeler 01-26-2013 10:42 AM

Re: Pittsburgh Sports Philosophy
 
I'm happy the Buccos found another catcher.Barajas is horrible, there for a while it was Barmes....out- Barajas....out- Pitchers spot.....end of inning :wave:

VaDave 01-26-2013 01:32 PM

Re: Pittsburgh Sports Philosophy
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sluggermatt15 (Post 1080919)
The Pirates are just stuck in a rut, a pretty big rut. But IMO they will be back to winning in the near future. Too much talent and prospects not to win baseball games. This is coming from an optimistic Bucco fan.

Very optimistic indeed.

As for the Standard is the Standard, in relation to Next Man Up, is is total BS. There is a reason that starters are starters and play most of the snaps. It's because they are better players.The next man up is not going to be as good, or they would be sharing snaps equally to spread the workload.

As for the Pirates, it is about a reasonable to think they will return to greatness as it is for 8 track tapes to come back to the fore as the recording media of choice.

harrison'samonster 01-26-2013 01:45 PM

Re: Pittsburgh Sports Philosophy
 
yeah, the standard is the standard is just a phrase used to coach up back-ups. Obviously there are some back-ups who are working towards becoming starters, but there are some who are just plain and simply back-up players (I think these are the main players that phrase is directed towards). They need to be able to come in and make a contribution and not make too many mistakes.

What really needs to be avoided though are players who are unprepared or highly unqualified and are on the team because of injuries or something like that.

teegre 01-26-2013 02:05 PM

Re: Pittsburgh Sports Philosophy
 
It's been twenty years, and that throw from Barry Bonds STILL hasn't reached home plate yet.

Neil-Still-Rules-14 01-26-2013 04:49 PM

Re: Pittsburgh Sports Philosophy
 
The Pirates will not be good anytime soon. They legitimately have one good player (McCutchen) and he is guaranteed to be traded in the next 2-3 years, his salary significantly escalates annually for the rest of his contract.

2012: $500,000
2013: $4,500,000
2014: $7,250,000
2015: $10,000,000
2016: $13,000,000
2017: $14,000,000

sluggermatt15 01-27-2013 08:28 AM

Re: Pittsburgh Sports Philosophy
 
Maybe I should clarify my position. I think the Pirates will have a winning record, that is what I mean by winning. I do not believe they will turn into a perennial playoff contender. That is way too much to ask from them right now.

The past 2 seasons should have been winning seasons. The team just totally fell apart at the most inopportune times. Had they been able to sustain it, they would have gone out winners.


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