First of all - good luck to Lou, I hope he enjoys his retirement and everything. "Financial records show Pirates win while losing" As a sports fan, this article about the Pirates makes me sick. If I was a Pirates fan, I would stop attending any games, I would not buy any merchandise or contribute money in any fashion until the team is sold. MLB should step in and do something. They are not even trying to win. The key quote that I read is as follows: Economist Roger Noll, a Stanford University economist, said: "Probably the Pirates would be less profitable if they tried to improve the team substantially." Hopefully the team is sold and put under new management (even though it means another NL Central rival) I feel bad for the Pirate fans for having to put up with this.