Thursday, January 31, 2008

Great moments in beat writer history

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.

Not sure what writer Mike Seate was trying to do, but sure seems like good times in Bucco-land!

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