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 Post subject: Re: Army Training
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:30 am 
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It's obvious to me the Pirates must play much better baseball...pitching...hitting...and defense in August and September.

A balanced offensive attack...not all streaky home run hitters (except for Cutch) and a deeper, stronger starting pitching rotation who can seal the deal in August and September.

Everything else is irrelevant.

Whether the Pirates have the talent to get it done is debatable, although
I think there are significant upgrades at a some key positions that still need to happen to get this Pirate team into the playoffs.

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 Post subject: Re: Army Training
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:40 am 
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No. 9 wrote:
My reaction . . . "oh well" . . . nothing more, nothing less.


This.

It was three days with a bunch of minor leaguers. These guys are big boys, they can handle it.


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 Post subject: Re: Army Training
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:48 pm 
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Willton wrote:
buccosfan77 wrote:
Look, I'm a current resident of suburbia Pittsburgh but my childhood belongs to Lawrence, Kansas. I'm a devoted fan of my beloved Kansas jayhawk basketball. Each preseason under bill self the team goes through a week of conditioning hell called boot camp. Hmmm. For that week their mental toughness is tested, much more then their physical durability. They don't pick up a basketball the entire week. Can't imagine its that much different. When I tuning seals I think durability above all their other qualities.


Mental toughness is not a problem that the Pirates have.


I very much disagree with that point. Every year when the collapse begins, they lack the mental toughness to pull themselves out of it.

It's not just regression to the mean or guys getting tired. It's crumbling under the mental pressure of being in contention.


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