Continuing on the sports theme today…
While not creative-related exactly, I felt I had to post this. Pro-sports in Pittsburgh is one of the things that has always made this city great, brought families and friends and complete strangers in bars together, as well as made us proud of our history. The open letter posted today by The Post Gazette to the Pirates ownership was a much needed venting of the feelings of not just the sports fan, but the Pittsburgher. At least I know my personal boycott of the Pirates organization is not in vain. I’ve posted a small excerpt of the letter here:
Winning offer: An open letter to Pirates owner Bob Nutting
“Dear Mr. Nutting,
Major league sports is a brutal business. What with aggressive player agents, deep-pocketed competitors and more venues vying for the public’s entertainment dollar, it is not a pursuit for the faint of heart.
Still, your family has had an ownership stake in the Pirates for 14 years and you’ve been the controlling owner since January 2007. Not once during the Nuttings’ involvement has the team had a winning season. The Pirates’ streak of 17 losing campaigns exceeds any run of futility in the history of professional sports. It is, no doubt, as frustrating for you as it is for the fans.
The difference between you and the other Pirates faithful, though, is you can do something about it.”