Here in NY, we're used to self-important writers in our face all the time (Lupica anyone?). But when we see THIS from a Pittsburgh writer, absolutely trashing Pirates fans, well, we just have to acknowledge the hate.
It was the 18th annual PirateFest. It's a courageous act, celebrating baseball in Pittsburgh, considering the Pirates suffer from one of the lousiest fan bases in all professional sports.
There, I said it. And, no, I'm not about to backpedal or apologize for characterizing most of the team's followers as whiny, loudmouthed louts who are too insecure to appreciate what being a fan is really about.