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Friday, August 12 2022 @ 05:41 pm UTC
Okay, I’m Hooked, How About You?  View Printable Version 
By Richard A. Mathews

Tell me this doesn’t sound too good to be true. Our beloved Bucco’s have a winning record after Memorial Day vs. all comers except the Chicago Cubs. The pitching star of the rotation is a castoff, a guy cut by the Reds, a guy who has had Tommy John surgery and he now owns a 3.44 era. The bench hero is another guy pickup on waivers but already owning 14 rbi over just 47 abs. The “bum” lone off season pickup utility infielder is hitting .308 and the “bum” lefty relieve pitcher from last year is 4-2 with a 1.71 era after one of his only blown hold efforts of the year.
Remembering 1989  View Printable Version 
By Richard A. Mathews
Originally published 5/22/2001

It is funny how time and different priorities effect memories.

Today - in the Post-Gazette - Bucco skipper Lloyd McClendon tried to make a comparison between the 2001 Pirates and the 1989 club he played on.

McClendon brought out that injuries to the 1989 Pirates turned promise into a disappointing season. What he left out was the fact, the 1988 team had gone 85-75 under Jim Leyland in the third year of Syd Thrift's rebuilding plan.

It is funny how differently McClendon remembers the 1989 Pirate team than I do.
Welcome to OnlyBucs  View Printable Version 
by Richard A. Mathews

Welcome to OnlyBucs.org’s new front page.

We thought it appropriate as the Oldest Bucco Fan Site on the web begins a new chapter in our history to recant our humble beginnings and highlight the support of the Pirate Nation which has spanned 12 years, nearly 2,000,000 unique visits to the site from you the reason we exist, to be your home to enjoy your Pittsburgh Pirates.

OnlyBucs.org first began following the work which developed the original MLB Pittsburgh Pirates web site.

The site's name back then was “The Buccaneer”.