The Pittsburgh Pirates almost won the NL League Championship this year, but have been eliminated from the playoffs by the St. Louis Cardinals. This may not seem like much of a story to some baseball fans, but it is. The "Buckos," as the Pirates are affectionately called by their diehard fans, have been on the bottom of the league for decades and this year ended up on top winning over 90 games. This team is made up of gamers who are young and want to win. They’ll be around near the top for years to come if they can remain together. As a "small market" team the Buckos have to over achieve to compete with the big money teams in the league. A bunch of upstart, unknowns, these guys have challenged the large market teams and impressed lots of frustrated fans. So, don’t suffer from the blues Bucko’s fans, your day will soon come and the Pirates ship will finally come in. There’s always next year! Go get ‘em Buckos!