Since the day he left the Pirates, it seems the name AJ Burnett has always been one to stir emotion with the Pirates fan base. Apparently, that name is having the same affect in the Pirates clubhouse.
During his time in Pittsburgh, former Pirate starting pitcher AJ Burnett took Jeff Locke under his wing, now the mentor and mentee will face off pitching for opposing teams.
Issues don’t always have to be so polarizing.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — As the Pirates’ offense putters along, the possibility exists the first walk-off celebration invalid in Major League Baseball history could help put an end to another of the sport’s most dubious distinctions: 20 consecutive losing seasons.