Update: As with most of my great ideas, it turns out that someone has had this one first. Last week, Scott Weber of the always excellent Lookout Landing did something incredibly similar . So similar our titles are pretty near identical. I was not aware of his work before writing this post because I am an idiot. My apologies to Scott. Please go check out his fine work.
Update #2: This is for commenter reillocity below:
Last night, Buzzfeed Sports took a short break from posting pictures of adorable animals in baseball uniforms to chide the Pittsburgh Pirates, who haven’t had a winning season, let alone won a playoff game, for more than 20 years, for celebrating their win over the Cincinnati Reds:
PIC: Team Gets Way Ahead Of Itself, Throws Party Because They Made The Quarterfinals Of A Tournament pic.twitter.com/WgmuwTETcl
— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) October 2, 2013
And, of course, they were right to do so. For who isn’t sick to death of the city of Pittsburgh and the Pirates and all their bullshit happiness at finally winning, and releasing the tension that has been building up for more than a generation. Fuck those guys.
Thankfully, as he always is whenever someone is being joyful or doing something remotely interesting, angry dad Brian McCann was there to tell them to tone it down and cut the fun short:
This is part of Brian McCann’s mission as he leaps from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home:
This has been “Ruining History with Brian McCann.”
Mike Bates co-founded The Platoon Advantage, and has written for many other baseball websites, including NotGraphs (rest in peace) and The Score. Currently, he writes for Baseball Prospectus and co-hosts the podcast This Week In Baseball History. His favorite word is paradigm. Follow him on Twitter @MikeBatesSBN.