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1/12/2007

Where Were You When Nutting Took Control?

Today is a landmark day, one that's happened just six times since 1900. No, it's not the announcement that the Pirates have landed a marquee free agent; it's the announcement that Robert Nutting has taken control of the team as the managing general partner.
It looks like Kevin McClatchy will stick around as CEO, meaning he will still have control of baseball operations. So we can keep our version of Matt Millen, for all of you concerned we would lose him.
What does this mean to the Pirates, you ask? Well, with Nutting as managing general partner, you can expect a minimum of 100 wins a year, with a Yankee-esque payroll, huge scouting staff, and deep farm system, as well as annual championship expectations. Of course, I'm being sarcastic. The Pirates will still stink, because a team that loses 95 games and doesn't make any changes will probably lose around 95 games the next year as well. Of course, that will change if he sells the team to Mark Cuban, who's also going to buy the Penguins, build the city a new arena, cure cancer, and help Peyton Manning win a Super Bowl in the next month.

1 comment:

Cecil from Cecil Twp. said...

"So we can keep our version of Matt Millen, for all of you concerned we would lose him."

LOL...