The Pirates have hope. Again. Maybe.

They've seen this movie before, but the ending might really be different this time.

Originally Published: July 2, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

When the Braves' Sid Bream slid home safely just ahead of Barry Bonds' throw in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Pirates in Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS, Neil Walker began sobbing on the couch of his family's home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Gibsonia. He sobbed so long his brothers started making fun of him.

But why wouldn't a 7-year-old boy cry when his team loses like that? For that matter, why wouldn't a 47-year-old man or even a 77-year-old man cry over the Pirates ...

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