If you have been following professional baseball at all this year, you have probably heard the fantastic story of the "Battlin' Bucs" from Pittsburgh, but for Pittsburghers and lifelong Pirates fans this season has been a fairy tale. Still, many are reluctant to hop on the Bucco train due to the epic collapses of the last two seasons.
Entering the month of August, the Pirates had the best record in all of Major League Baseball at 65-42. The Pirates won four games in a row against division foe the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates have since raised their record to 67-44 tying a season high 23 games over .500 (the measure of a winning/losing season) and with a win percentage of of 60 percent. With a Cardinals loss Monday night, the Pirates moved two games clear in the National League Central Division. 98.6 percent chance of making the playoffs.
Like the team theme song says:
Root, root, root for our home team. A new Pirates generation, everybody shout, Let's Go Bucs!