The Pirates go into September 2 games out of 1st in the NL Central. I know it's cliche, but going into the season if we knew the Pirates would be in this position we all would have taken it. Considering the nonsense that was written about this team by genius baseball minds like Katoy back in early May, do you think the season has been a success independent of whether or not the Pirates make the playoffs? I want to read others opinions, but of course I'll give mine.
I think a team in the market size of Pittsburgh has to go into every year with the goal of playing meaningful games in September. Yes it's true that the ultimate goal every year should be to try to win the World Series, but that's a pie in the sky way to look at things. Not long ago the Pirates were the laughingstock franchise in baseball, you gotta walk before you run. The job isn't done yet, but the simple fact that I HAVE to put my $2700 down for my playoff tickets on Sept. 5th means the season is a success in my eyes. I don't want to miss the playoffs this year, and despite Katoy consistent attempts to explain why the Pirates won't be in the postseason I can't pass up the opportunity to have face value tickets for October baseball.