Say it loud, say it proud: "The Pittsburgh Pirates are in first place at the All-Star Break."
And that's the first time in 20 years we've been able to say that.
We're going to enjoy it while we can. And you know what? It's fun. Feeling good about this team. We're going to enjoy this special moment of a season and be grateful for it. It's great to believe, to wake up in the morning and have something good to look forward to -- to see what miracles will unfold next and see what the path ahead has to show us.
And this is a fun, exciting team, one that is having truly starting to believe in itself, and one that is actually proud to be the Pittsburgh Pirates. Twenty years? That's done. Done and gone, and it's not about how far you've fallen or how long you were gone. It's about how you pick yourself up.
The Pirates have picked themselves up. And it's just a start. No anvils are going to fall this time. That's not going to happen. There's no reason to think this good vibe, this karma, this collective goodness is going away. And all of that -- believing, enjoying the moment, having fun, finding affirmations, visualizing success, looking forward -- is more important than the seamhead minutiae of over-analyzed details involving stats, Sabremetics, WAR, Zone ratings, BABIP, etcetera, ad nauseaum. Forget the naysayers.
We'll take what we've got, and what we've got is first place. At the All-Star Break. It's fun again. Keep it going.