Baseball is my passion, and as I write this the Pittsburgh Pirates are in first place.? After 19 straight losing seasons, they look like legitimate contenders for a playoff spot.? Of course, there’s a long way to go.? And if you’re a baseball fan, you may remember they were in a similar position last year and then had a disastrous August and September, so we Pirates fan are holding our collective breaths.??Being a Pirates fan hasn’t?been all bad.? The Buccos have given me three World Championships in my lifetime — in 1960 against the Yankees, in 1971 against the Orioles, and again in 1979 against the O’s.? That’s two more than Braves fans have experienced.?
I know this has nothing to do with fitness, but it’s my blog and I can write what I want to.? Anyway,? I’ll keep you posted on the progress of the Bucs as we head into the stretch run.