Been to a Steelers game lately? They are a well run organization that prides itself on competing for the Championship every year. That is why you will almost always see Sellouts. Been to a Penguins game lately? They are a well run organization that prides itself on competing for the Cup every year. That is why you will almost always see Sellouts. And the Pirates also have a “certain kind” of Sellout:
Owner Bob Nutting is our Sellout. He has sold out the fans that crave and deserve a competitive team. He grew up in Wheeling but he never contributes any Wheeling and Dealing that helps this team. The “wheeling” mentality he has down…it’s the “dealing” that he has trouble with. There are good deals in life and bad ones, and he is the King of Bad and King of Non-Deals if it costs him any profit.
The Pirates are quickly spiraling toward last place in the division. Which teams are beating the Bucs? Teams that have Neil Walker, Juan Nicasio, and scores of others that he gave away for no return.
You get what you pay for. And he refuses to pay for anything.
There is one good thing happening though at the bottom of the division. The Reds, competing to the end, are optimistic of passing the Bucs in the standings. They are still playing for something.