For the last 18 years when we would talk about the Pittsburgh Pirates it was always in a negative since. Fast forward to 2011 and that is no longer the case anymore. With each comeback and win the Pittsburgh Pirates and their fans are starting to believe this team can do great things. The surprising Pirates, who lead the NL Central by a half-game over Milwaukee and 1½ games over St. Louis entering Wednesday’s games, also are enjoying improved results at the box office. This has made the Team President come out and say they may add players before and after the trading deadline.
This is not the same Pirates that we use to laugh of and made fun of anymore. Last season they only won 57 games. In 2011 they have won 50 already. It looks like the Pirates and the Brewers along with the Cardinals could battle for the National League Central Crown. If the Pirates do win the division this has to go down as the best sports story in 2011. Who would have guessed the Pirates could come so far so quickly. Maybe one guy did their manager Clint Hurdle. It seems he has a way of getting players to believe and win. Today, the Pirates did lose 3-1, and if the Brewers win they could find themselves in second place. No matter what who would have thought the Pirates would be where they are at today.