If the Pirates achieved the lofty status of being an 'average' baseball team, what would be the statistical probability of 17 consecutive losing seasons? The answer is too painful to calculate. My homophonic cousin defines the last time Pirates baseball mattered
and the beginning of the end of my real (in-law at least) cousin's tenure managing the Pirates. This is Pittsburgh and we are all related one way or another. That is a corollary to the two degrees rule.
But Sid was out.