Coronavirus extends Pirates playoff hopes until Memorial Day

By Watson Herbusch


Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has postponed the baseball season indefinitely, with hopes of starting play by Memorial Day.

The news was well received by players and fans alike who are accustomed to seeing the Pirates playoff chances realistically dashed by the end of April.

Chris Archer, who was acquired from Tampa Bay in a controversial trade for Austin Meadows said “Usually by mid April I’m playing hurt and my ERA is up in the high 6’s. This gives us all a chance to play for something until at least June.”

The delay also affords owner Bob Nutting and his new puppet, General Manager Ben Charington time to sign more underwhelming players they can refer to as “fresh”, “exciting” and “extremely talented”, until they actually step onto the field. 

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