On the whole, though, the Pirates are a pretty good franchise

Chris Jaffe of the Hardball Times notes that today is the 40,000th day since the Pirates reached the .500 mark as a franchise for the first time in their history. In general, the Pirates have been good enough that they're still above .500 as a franchise today, even though they haven't had a winning season in some 7,000+ days. They don't have much longer to turn things around, though, if they want to stay above .500 as a franchise: Chris estimates that if they keep losing they'll fall under the mark by about 2016. 

Baseball history is so cool sometimes. The Pirates less so. 

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.