I understand the Pirates players being upset about the Nate McLouth trade. But me thinks they need some proper perspective:

On Thursday, at the clubhouse table where McLouth used to play cards with relievers Sean Burnett and Jesse Chavez, a candle bearing his uniform No. 13 was lit, along with a photo of him in uniform, the Post-Gazette reported. “We’ll miss him,” Burnett said.

So I suppose we can look forward to Pirates players wearing No. 13 patches on their sleeves, a foundation to be set up in McLouth’s memory, and his image to adorn the centerfield wall at PNC Park. That should be fun.

3 Responses to “McLouth Trade: Who Died?”

  1. It’s the Pirates. We really shouldn’t be surprised.

  2. I’m moving to Pittsburgh in a few weeks – and most of my friends think I should apply for the GM job.

    They don’t think I should apply b/c I am particularly smart, but b/c the Pirates front office is so inept – I couldn’t possibly do a worse job.

    I’ll do it for free – and I can all but guarantee – in 5 years – the team will contend.

  3. It’s not exactly Roberto Clemente passing away, ya know?

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