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Pirates Firing On All Cylinders Early In Season

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Rays and now the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Surely the worst run team in sports is not in any position to hault a 16-season losing streak any time soon, right? They would have to have a 9-6 record, be a game out of first, and sweep the NL East leading Marlins who have the best record in the majors for anyone to believe the Buccos have a shot.

But wait, they did just do all these things.

Pittsburgh has seen fast beginning in early seasons before; they started 10-5 in 2002 only to loss 84 more games. However, there is something different with the current squad that is giving tortured fans hope.

The surprising start is not their record or who they beat, ...

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