With last night's 1-0 victory over the Texas Rangers, the losingest losers are losers no more.
For the first time since the Daddy Bush administration, the Pittsburgh Pirates are assured of a winning season. Let's celebrate by looking back at all the crap the Buccos put their fans through during their 20-year streak of consecutive losing seasons, the longest in the history of North American professional sports.
With so much to sift through, I'm sure I missed something. If you see anything I left out, please drop it in the discussion below. Ahoy:
Cam Bonifay hired as GM (1993)
Dave Littlefield hired as GM (2001)
Raul Mondesi goes AWOL (2004)
They fired a pierogi (2010)
The seven-error game (2012)
The "worst season ever" (2012)
"Hell Week" (2012)
Going 7-46 at Miller Park (2007-13)
100 highs and (mostly) lows (1992-2013)
And now it's over. Finally. At long last, proceed with the pennant race.
Photo: Associated Press; GIF via Captain Jolly Roger