The above photo is of Greg Brown and Steve Blass (yes, that Steve Blass), two members of the Pittsburgh Pirates' broadcast team. On its own, the photo is not that big of a deal: Two drunken idiots mugging for a camera on a golf course, sort of like A.J. when he visits his old man. Ah, but someone—it is not known who—posted this last night on the Pirates' official team Twitter feed, @bucsinsider. It was taken down a short time later, but not before an old friend from back home in Pittsburgh saw it and sent it to me.
So what, you might ask? Ah, but these are the Pirates, an organization whose two decades of shitty baseball are no accident, but rather are the by-product of epic mismanagement. An organization with a front office that wastes time worrying about what its prospects are tweeting, and in a way no rational employer with decidedly more important priorities should.