MLB Playoffs and Beyond: 5 Reasons Why You Should Leave the Pirates for Dead

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MLB Playoffs and Beyond: 5 Reasons Why You Should Leave the Pirates for Dead

The 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates' season has been freaky, but ultimately will not live up to the 1997 "freak show."

In late July, the team was in first place of the NL Central and hogging headlines that usually were stuffed with Pittsburgh Steelers content by that time of the year.

Then the Pittsburgh Pirates remembered they were the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Following this season's heartbreaking loss on July 26th to the Atlanta Braves that needs no more description, the Pirates have lost 15 of 19 games.

Now standing a robust 13 games out of first place, here are five reasons why the Pirates will not make another run at the division lead. Even more depressing, these reasons will also state why the near-future does not look as bright as some may suggest.

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