I visited my friend Bob Brashear, pastor of West-Park Presbyterian Church, today.
We share Pittsburgh roots. We bleed black and gold.
We have bled a lot for our Pirates the past twenty years.
This year appeared that it might bring a different result. Early in the year, they found themselves struggling for the division lead. And then they stayed in the wild card race. Late August and September brought a collapse. Now they stand at 77-82, destined for yet another losing season.
Bob told me that he went out to Shea Stadium last week a chance remained that they might break .500. But it did not happen.
Still … when was the last time that Pirate fans could conceive of going to a game late in September with a chance at a winning season. Our time will come.
See you along the Trail.