Wah, wah, wah, well whadda ya know. When the Pittsburgh Pirates brought third baseman Aramis Ramirez back to Pittsburgh, there was plenty of hemming and hawing to go around, but as I have said a few times before, I may not always totally agree with the personnel decisions of Pirates GM Neil Huntington or Skipper Clint Hurdle but it doesn’t matter what I think or anyone else thinks because in the end that is why both of these great baseball minds command a few decent paychecks.
This past Sunday the Pirates beat the rain soaked New York Mets 8-1. Aramis Ramirez got out of his “rocking chair” and almost beat the “junior” MLB team from Gotham City, singlehandedly. Ramirez had four hits and three RBI’s. The Pirates are described by some as resilient. That may be true but I define their personnel decisions as sometimes eclectic but consistent. Whatever chess pieces that the Neil Huntington provides Clint Hurdle with makes it fun to watch Hurdle maneuver throughout the ball game.