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August 8, 2013

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Fisking a Preseason Pirates Article

by Zachary Levine


Sometimes you can just let bad sportswriting be bad sportswriting. There’s so much of it out there that really, what damage can it do and why draw people’s attention to it? But sometimes, you find something so out of line that even though you risk exposing more people to its harmful rays, you can’t just let it simmer unrefuted.

The good people of Fire Joe Morgan, who have passed to the same corner of the internet as our old friend Kevin Goldstein (#ripKG) made their virtual living on performing such heroic deeds. And when I found this awful preseason column on how bad the Pirates were going to be, I knew it was so terrible that it had to be given the same treatment.

It was yet another losing season for the Pirates

Forgot the **Breaking**

but at least they displayed some reasons to believe things would start getting better soon. Sure, it was just one star and sure he stood alone in a lineup of virtual nothingness, but he was on the cusp of his prime and there were prospects on the way

Jesus, is this sentence over yet? No?

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