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 Post subject: I am back!!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:54 am 
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HELLO BUCCO FANS!

I am still alive! I have to admit, though, that the downward spiral last year hit me hard. For the first time in my nearly 50 years, I gave up on the Bucs and ALL THINGS PIRATES! I was depressed. I had to just cut everything off completely. I was trying to figure out what happened. I am going to blame injuries to Walker and some other major players and let it go at that.

I have not even paid much attention to Spring Training...but I am back and ready for the new year. Now that I am retired and have a little more time and my hands and a little more financial freedom, I have purchased a small season ticket plan. I have deemed this season "Lucky 13 - The Streak Breaker." But the Bucs just can't do it to me again.

If you guys want it, I would like to do my "Stars and Goats" again, and I am working on revamping it a little.

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 Post subject: Re: I am back!!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:17 am 
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Welcome back Animal, and congratulations on your retirement. Your "Stars and Goats" posts are much appreciated!

I know for myself, I'm NOT going get as emotionally involved with the Bucs as I have in past. I WILL get excited IF they are in contention at the END of the season...meaning LATE September.

Having said that, I will still faithfully follow my Pirates all Spring and Summer. I will also feel good about the accomplishments they earn as a TEAM as the 2013 season unfolds.

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 Post subject: Re: I am back!!!
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Stay cool, my man. Looking forward to the season.


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 Post subject: Re: I am back!!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:23 am 
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Remember folks: while we all love the Pirates, it's merely entertainment. Nothing that's designed to entertain you should cause you to be so upset. If the Bucs have another downturn and it starts to get to you, do what Animal did and take a break.

Anyway, welcome back Animal.

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 Post subject: Re: I am back!!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:20 pm 
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Willton's advice is well-taken. If I am watching a Pirates game, and get annoyed, I simply change the channel.

I generally last until a Pirates pitcher throws ball 3 to a batter. Never been very patient ...


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 Post subject: Re: I am back!!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Welcome back. Yes we want the stars and goats.


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 Post subject: Re: I am back!!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:03 pm 
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Willton wrote:
do what Animal did and take a break.


W.W.A.D.

we should all be accomplished "break takers" at this point...

Break, Take...reminds me of "Strategic All Star Baseball"!

Raise it!


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 Post subject: Re: I am back!!!
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Willton wrote:
Remember folks: while we all love the Pirates, it's merely entertainment. Nothing that's designed to entertain you should cause you to be so upset. If the Bucs have another downturn and it starts to get to you, do what Animal did and take a break.

Anyway, welcome back Animal.


I have never had a problem taking the entertainment value out of any sporting event and not getting so emotionally involved...but something happened last year. It's not like it ruined my life, or made me beat my wife and kids (which trust me happens all the time....Steeler losses produce some of the worst nights of domestics), but it just got me really down and I needed a break.

Thanks for the welcome back....will relay the pending changes near the end of the month.

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 Post subject: Re: I am back!!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Please do the stars thing. Some great conversation came out of it.

I learned long ago not to get so worked up about a game. Enjoy the games you get to see, there are lot of worse ways to spend time than at the ballpark...


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 Post subject: Re: I am back!!!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:02 am 
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Animal, you animal! Good to see you post again. Was concerned about your health-- glad your back cause I enjoy your thoughts.

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