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Friday, November 15, 2013

2013 Quarry Unlimited - #3 Pittsburgh Pirates Part 1

Coming in at #3 is the Pittsburgh Pirates.  I can't remember the last time a team had so many people rooting for them in a postseason.  I think every fan except those of the team they were specifically playing was cheering on the Bucs.  Perhaps the last time this happened was the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays run to the World Series, but even that didn't seem as all-encompassing as this year's Pirates.  When you add in the way the Pittsburgh fans made Johnny Cueto absolutely fall apart in the NL Wild Card game, it just made you want to cheer for them even harder.  I don't think the Pirates will ever replicate that next year, but for this one postseason I think we were all Pirates fans at one point or another.  Too bad they came up a little short, but it's probably a good thing because I think Pittsburgh would have been burned to the ground with a World Series win. 


# of players to play in a Pirates game (1993-2013) - 435

# of those players to have a Pirates card (as of today) - 326

% of Pirates players to appear on a Pirates card - 74.9%

Big names left out - Ramon Martinez, Gary Matthews Jr., Terry Mulholland

# of new Pirates in 2013 - 25

Total # of Pirates in 2013 - 49

position on last year's list --   #3    =  same

Let's take a look at the first half of the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates with the team card leading the way.

I'll be back with Part 2 tomorrow.

Thanx for reading.

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