The Nuttings' Financial Balk
That is all far more interesting than what I was going to mention. While I haven't been watching the Pirates have bested Baltimore in the race to the bottom and only now have the worst record in all of MLB. A different PG headline says the March to 100 losses begins.... Yeah, I suppose. Anyone want to put 110 on the table? Thus far they have won a third of their games played. With 162 game season, losing two thirds by my simple math you get a potential 108 games lost. That and you can't say the trend has been supportive of them holding steady even at this point. If they trend worse? 1X0?
update: I can't say whether these are the same documents that the AP is reporting on, but Deadspin aparently already has some of the Pirates' financial documents online.
Update2: You know this story is going to have legs... now the Atlantic has this: How Baseball's Worst Team Explains the U.S. Economy
and the Sporting News: Leaked financial documents show lowly Pirates made millions
detailed parsing of the numbers comes from the Biz of Baseball.
update3: and now the NYT is on the case: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/sports/baseball/24pirates.html?src=mv