I have been a Pirate fan since 1978. The early 90s were good to me, however my heart was broken when Barry Bonds was unable to throw our Sid Bream at home plate. I was in germany at that time on a training exercise and remember seeing the game on AFN. They then continued to suck for nearly twenty years. Anyway, I am finally encouraged by this team. With an addition or two, I can see them actually fighting for the NL Crown. It has been a long time since the Pirates were relevant, I am enjoying baseball again! Go Bucs.