Unapologetic, but regretful Pirate fan, at times

Recently on the Post-Gazette website, I was described as an unapologetic Pirate fan. Well, I don’t apologize for it–that’s true, but I do regret it at times.
I just looked up the record. On July 28, 2011, the Pirates were 54-49, 1.5 games behind the first place Brewers. In 2012 on July 28, the Pirates were 58-42, 2 games behind the Cincinnati Reds. Both years, of course, the Pirates managed still to have a losing season.
Today, after the Pirates lost to the Marlins, making us on July 28, 2013, 61-42, still our best record, I remembered a recent e-mail from a friend in eastern Pa., “The Pirates are just teasing you again.”
Now with the Cardinals coming to town for five games, I feel very nervous. 82 games are all I want in the win column. Is that so much to ask? Come on, Guys.


About Sally Hobart Alexander

Blinded at the age of twenty-six, I left California and elementary school teaching for life in Pittsburgh, Pa. There, I met my husband, got a Masters' degree in social work, had two kids, now 35 and 32, and became a writer. Surprisingly, the writing career led me full-circle to teaching, and I teach in Chatham University's M.F.A. program and lead two writing critique groups. Always, since the age of 26, I have traveled, not in the stereotypic darkness attributed to blindness, but a mist. My blog then, "traveling through the mist" will deal with issues in my culturally different life as a blind writer, teacher, speaker, and human being.
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