There’s been a lot of excitement around these 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates. The currently-above-.500 record and battle for 1st place has reignited some long-dormant emotions. So let’s go back and look how lovey-dovey the Pirates were during their last successful years.
Oh yeah, that’s Jim Leyland absolutely laying into young prima donna Barry Bonds in Spring Training 1991. I tried to count the F-bombs but then that got too overwhelming so I just put my hands behind my head and enjoyed the theater. Also…69.
As you can see it was total player/coach harmony that led to the Pirates’ success. Clint Hurdle must constantly tell these guys to “f**kin’ bunt!” That must be it.