Pirates Five Game Winning Steak Is Like a Double Rainbow…What Does It All Mean?


Over the July Fourth weekend as the Pirates were busy taking three of four games from the Philadelphia Phillies, Jimmy Kimmel tweeted a link of the

double rainbow video to his 90,000 followers. It made ‘Hungry Bear Vasquez’ an overnight sensation as the original double rainbow YouTube clip has now racked up more than 16 million views.

ThirdBoss sent it over to us today and we just went nuts.   We immediately knew what we would do with the clip if the Bucs could keep the streak alive.  Thanks to some serious pitching by Charlie Morton and a potent Pirates offense, the Pirates did just that.

In the video, Hungry Bear is in Yosemite and witnesses one of the most beautiful sites Mother Nature can provide, the double rainbow.  It’s stunning.  Hungry Bear, a former cage fighter, asks  himself “what does it all mean?”

Last night Pirates fans witnessed what one could consider a similar occurence for their beloved Pittsburgh Pirates….a five game winning streak.  It’s stunning.  And today, Pirates fans, some of which are cage fighters and even those that aren’t, are asking themselves the very same question.

What does it all mean?

So…what do you think?

Is it luck?

Are they peaking at the right time?

Maybe it’s divine intervention?

Perhaps it’s a young team waking up and realizing their jobs are on the line?

The Bucs are finally getting some good starting pitching?

Or are the Bucs using medicinal marijuana too?

Nobody really knows the answer, but it sure is fun to watch isn’t it?

Box score

*With John Bowker’s and Pedro Alvrarez’s home runs last night, the Bucs have homered in ten of their past twelve at PNC Park.


**Andrew McCutchen has reached base safely in 17 straight games.   Jose Tabata has hit safely in 15 of his last 16 at PNC.  Neil Walker is right behind Tabata hitting safely in 13 of his last 14 at PNC.  Garrett Jones has reached base safely in each of his past 12 starts.


***Brad Lincoln looked awful last night.  He threw 29 pitches and got pounded by players with lineman numbers on their jerseys.  He consistently got behind in counts and still relied heavily on his curveball.  We tweeted maybe he shot too many clays as we heard he was in both flights on Tuesday.  Certainly the Pirates young defenders didn’t provide much help, but Lincoln consistenly pitched from behind.  He was charged with three runs in his one inning of work.


****Highlights from MLB