Pittsburgh Pirates majority owner Bob Nutting is in San Francisco for the World Series. But his heart is in Pittsburgh, which is evidenced by what are- supposedly – a couple postcards he sent back to the Burgh.
Nutting, whose investigation of “The Collapse 2.0” has now reached day thirty, watched the Giants take an unlikely 2-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers in the World Series last night. The first win was behind the 85-mph tossing Barry Zito, last night was a strong outing from another lefty. Madison Bumgarner struck out five of the first ten Tigers batters.
We think the tide turned when the Giants left fielder picked a ball out of Satan’s Corner, and with Gene Lamont waving his arm, Detroit’s Prince Fielder chugged toward home. It looked much worse than it sounds. The relay throw to the plate was in time, and what appeared at first to have been an opportunity for the Tigers to jump up in the game was gone in an instant.
It went downhill from there for the Tigers offense. The Giants could do nothing wrong. Even Hunter Pence got a big hit. They got an insane bunt down.
While stud closer Brian Wilson cheered from the bench, the new photo-bombing Sergio Romo got his second save in as many days, and it simply looks like everything is going the Giants’ way. It all reminded us of the wildness of game one. Zito getting a hit off Justin Verlander. Kung-Fu Panda crushing three bombs in three at-bats?
But what is important to Buccos fans is the fact that Nutting is at the Series. Even more importantly, we got our hands on what looks like a postcard addressing the SEALS situation that has been the buzz around the team in recent days.
It looks like there really is an investigation by Bob Nutting happening after all.
Here is the front of the post card:
Rumors have it that Bob Nutting checked out the SEALS in San Francisco.
And the back:
The postcard Pirates owner Bob Nutting reportedly sent to Pirates President Frank Coonelly
Bob Nutting is always on it. We should have known.