I am #KING of Pittsburgh sports media.
But A.J. Burnett is KING BADASS. A tattooed pitching god.
Last night. Burnett gave the Pirates exactly what they needed: Seven solid innings and a second straight win. Break out the black jerseys and raise the Jolly Roger. Francisco Liriano = the Pirates' best pitcher. Burnett = their heart and soul.
I loved when A.J. foiled San Diego's attempt at the hidden-ball trick. What is this, Little League? San Diego = WHALE'S VAGINA.
The Pirates scored eight runs last night. But they still need a bat.
The Pirates need Minnesota's Justin Morneau. It's not just about him. It's about the organization doing what necessary to win. Not getting Morneau is about money and nothing else. It's about not wanting to spend $3 million.
The Penguins added payroll at the trade deadline. The Steelers spend to the salary cap, albeit in a roundabout way. The Pirates are about cash. Winning now doesn't change that.