Originally Posted by T.Richardson
but...what about the freak show team of '97? they were like 5 games out of .500 and close to the playoffs. That would have been our last hope.
That '97 team was the most fun I've had as a Pirates fan in the last 16 years. That team worked their asses off every single night, and the "Let's Go To Work" slogan they had back then summed them up perfectly. If the Pirates just gave me that - a team low on talent but big on heart - I'd be happy, even if they didn't get to .500. Maybe we'll see that now that they have all of these young players.