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But Where are the Clowns?…Send in the Clowns….Don’t Bother They’re Here

Top Row:  Nutting, Huntington

Middle Row: Coonelly, Hurdle

Bottom Row:  Photobomber (or Joaquin Benoit)

On the heels of dropping yet another game to the division leading Cubs, the Pirates Front Office put an exclamation point on the season settling all doubters to their current intent by putting Juan Nicasio on irrevocable outright waivers.  That basically means they want to dump his $600,000 remaining on his contract and any team can have him without giving up anything in return.  Part (a small part) of the logic makes sense.  “We’re done so let’s dump any salary we can.”  The rest does not make sense.  Nicasio is undoubtedly our 2nd best reliever with a major league leading 65 appearances, a 2.85 ERA, and averaging a strikeout per inning.  In a season that has seen the Three Stooges inept at the plate, Dumb and Dumber pitching, and millions paid to .185 hitting Where’s Waldo Rodriguez, you gotta scratch your head.

Bad ownership decisions, and at times worse management decisions has destroyed this club.  So, as the song states:

Isn’t it Rich?  Isn’t it Queer?  Losing My Timing this late in my career.

But Where are the Clowns?  Send in the Clowns.  Well,….Maybe next year.

32 thoughts on “But Where are the Clowns?…Send in the Clowns….Don’t Bother They’re Here”

    Optimistic Ollie (bi-polar: so also Pessimistic Ollie) says:

    On the positive side, we have the Reds next for a weekend series. If we can just win 2 of 3 we might be able to hold them off and lock up a respectable 4th place in the division.

    The Fan #1 Listener says:

    Paul Zeise was hysterical last night on his radio show after the Bucs game. If the Pirates lose again tonight, make sure you listen to him! It’s a riot. (And he speaks the sane truth)

    Cubs Rule says:

    The Song says it better than I could.

    PG Critic says:

    I feel like a song too.

    Cupcake says:

    Clowns, Stooges, and Waldo. What will be next??

    Loose Joe says:

    No problem if Nicasio is gone. Benoit due to come off the 10-day DL on Friday!

    Metal Ivan says:

    Just got done with a 3-11 shift and saw we had 17 runs scored on us. Send in the CLOWNS !!! They might play better.

    Loose Joe says:

    Stay up and watch the replay on Root/ATT sports. Its like a Candid Camera spoof

    Boxing Jimmy says:

    Just saw the line up for tonight. Clint must throw a dart at a board when he is choosing a batting order. Where’s Waldo Rodriguez, who was an 0-fer two nights ago in the lead off spot will now take his .179 average to the 2nd spot in the batting order. The red and white striped Waldo can be found in right field tonight. Marte is back to 6th, as he was two nights ago. (But lead off yesterday)

    Only one Stooge in the line up for starters (Stewart at .183)

    Laughing Larry W says:

    At least Rodriguez has double the RBIs of Stewart. He has 7 (yes seven) on the year and Stewart only has 3 (THREE! F-in THREE)

    It’s August 30th, not April 10th. This is the 134th game of the year. Laughable!

    McGillicuddy says:

    I think of this music with how Hurdle handles lineup

    Dave P says:

    The last 48 hours have demonstrated the difference between a winning and first class organization and Nutting’s joke of the Pirates.

    The Steelers added 42 million dollars to their payroll over the next 3 years while the Pirates cut payroll to save $600,000. As Mark Madden stated today, that is “butt wipe money.”

    Way to go Bucs!

    Scratch says:

    Did Benoit slip Brault’s uniform on? If not, they both suck. As a matter of fact the Pirates are cursed by “B” names: Pitchers: Benoit, Brault, Bastardo, Barbato. Announcers: Brown, Blass, Block.

    Trade em’ all.

    Dino from the Rocks says:

    Will they call the game with a “mercy rule” if Chicago gets to 20 runs? Please let me be the first to say it: The Pirates are now TEN games out of first (10). 4 games out of 3rd. 6.5 games out of 2nd: A combined 20.5 games out.


    StatBrat says:

    Let’s Here the Buc’s Theme Song!

    Pessimistic Ollie (bi-polar so AKA Optimistic Ollie in the past) says:

    Told you. You gotta start listening to me!

    Jen from Benwood says:

    Welcome back. Glad that you got your senses back. Maybe it was a trip to CVS to get your meds?

    Einstein says:

    Here is some advice for parents AND baseball managers. Parents: Your kids have lots of friends that appease them. DON’T try or be proud of being their “friend.” They NEED a parent in you, not a friend.

    Baseball Managers: Your players DO NOT need you as an appeasing happy-go-lucky friend. They NEED a manager to LEAD them, hold them ACCOUNTABLE, and at times, discipline them. The inmates should not be running either asylum.

    You’re Welcome.

    Slappy from grennfield says:

    How is it that the Steelers lost by two touchdowns last night?

    Oh wait, that was the Pirates.

    Boxing Jimmy says:

    This confirmation news today that Nicasio went to the Phillies for FREE is really troubling. When the smoke clears in a week, a month, or even by next spring…what will be remembered is that the Pirates got Benoit late season from the Phillies, and the Phillies got Nicasio from the Pirates. Who’s looking dumber?

    Has to be extreme case of dumb or sabotage.

    Slappy from Greenfield says:

    I’d go dumb, but arrogant with a private agenda that the public does not know about. It’s all about making money even if it’s fitty cents.

    Sue Treat says:

    Slappy, u crack me up.

    Loose Joe says:

    Could go 10.5 back tonight with Cubs win. Time to play all the rookies. Stop playing Rodriguez, Jaso, Stewart. And DFA Benoit when he comes off DL tomorrow. I’d rather lose with a rookie pitching. He is not the future.

    Boxing Jimmy says:

    I’m in your camp Loose Joe. Play Moroff everyday now. Nothing to lose and he may improve. And bring back Glasnow and let’s see him for a spot start in place of Nova. Lastly, Diaz catching and Osuna. Get em in to give us next year hope

    Slappy from Greenfield says:

    My advice is to just throw in the towel.

    Nutting needs to just move on. Bring on Mark Cuban.

    Cimmaron says:

    Bucs start most veterans in the line up tonight and Cinci goes to the youth….and STILL the Pirates are losing.

    Go with the rookies! The season is over!

    Einstein says:

    Newton said that things at rest tend to stay at rest and things in motion stay in motion. The Pirates are at rest, and the Reds are demonstrating motion.

    You’re Welcome

    Rico Sanchez says:

    11.5 out. Could we hit 15 out shortly ?

    StatBrat says:

    Nicasio got the WIN for Philadelphia tonight! Salt in the wound???? But then again, who has the wound other than Nutting and Huntington. (Nothing and Nothington)

    McGillicuddy says:

    Here is the list of who WON Friday night (9-1-17) in the National League Central:

    Chicago Cubs
    Milwaukee Brewers
    St. Louis Cardinals
    Cincinnati Reds

    Here is the list of who LOST Friday night (9-1-17) in the National League Central:

    Pittsburgh Pirates

    Tommy says:

    Outscored 34-8 in the last 4 games. Are you kidding me? I can’t bear to watch. I flip on the channel, get disgusted and ask myself why I just did that.

    Last place is within reach. Go for it Clint! Let’s go Jaso ?? ???

    Dino from the Rocks says:

    Still 11.5 out with Cubs winning also. Nice to see Luplow get his first hit and home run.

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