In Memory of Jason Bay

So if you’re anywhere near Pittsburgh, and you’re anywhere near a Pirates fan, you’ve probably heard that we’ve managed to screw up once again.

Xavier Nady wasn’t enough. They went and traded Jason Bay.

I was watching a Pirates game two years ago (July 29, 2006, to be exact) when I drew this Rot in my sketchbook. Sorry about the quality; it was one of those sketchbooks with the naturally speckled, recycled paper. Jason Bay was playing, and inspired me to draw “Jasun.”

I’m afraid the Pirates will have difficulty being contenders if they don’t understand the point of “building” a team. But as a longtime Southwestern Pennsylvanianer and sports fan, I will gladly apologize in this very spot if they prove me wrong.