Hall Of Famer Goes Off On ‘Pathetic’ Pirates Organization During Broadcast And Fans Loved It

Dennis Eckersley Goes Off On Pathetic Pittsburgh Pirates Organization

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are, once again, one of the worst teams in Major League Baseball. The team is well on its way to its third straight season of having a winning percentage of under .400. It will also be the 10th time in the past 24 seasons that the Pirates will have finished last in their division.

It’s enough to make any diehard baseball fan go a little crazy.

Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, who does color for Boston Red Sox broadcasts, has seen what a disaster the Pirates organization is and he can’t take it anymore.

Tuesday night, during Boston’s first game of a three game series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, Eckersley went off.

“You talk about a no-name lineup. There’s no team like this,” said Eckersley. “I’d love to see some of the service time when you add it all up. It’s not much. We just came from Kansas City, seeing all of those young kids. This is different, though. Doesn’t it seem different? … This is a hodgepodge of nothingness.”

Eckersley’s broadcast partner Dave O’Brien then brought up the Pirates always having one of the lowest payrolls in baseball.

“It’s ridiculous. It really is. Pathetic,” Eckersley, who obviously DGAF anymore since he is retiring at season’s end, replied.

He’s not wrong.

Dennis Eckersley’s rant about the Pittsburgh Pirates organization struck a chord with many fans

Counting this season, the Pirates will have finished under .500 a whopping 26 TIMES in the past 30 years.

The organization really is an embarrassment.

Twice, in 2018 and then again in 2020, the MLB Players Association filed a grievance against the Pirates (as well as the Rays, Marlins and Athletics) claiming they were not complying with the rules of how they are supposed to be spending their revenue sharing money.

It didn’t do any good in Pittsburgh as the Pirates’ final payroll in 2021 was $47 million (Francisco Lindor alone made over $43 million in 2021).

So many baseball fans, especially those who root for the Pirates, were thrilled with Eckersley’s rant.

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