For many baseball teams reaching .500 in May is not a big deal. For some it's par for the course. For others it's a bit of a disappointment. For one team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, reaching .500 is a momentous occasion.With a 5-4 win yesterday over the Houston Astros the Pittsburgh Pirates achieved a .500 record (17-17) for the first time in May since 2005. For a team who has not had a winning season since 1992, for the young core of the current Pirates to reach .500 this "late" in the year is a step in the right direction to turning around a once proud franchise. To read more about the Pirates and their past, read my old entries on the Pirates here and here.While it's easy to scoff at a team with over 18 years of losing seasons, it's even harder to imagine when you look at the historical...

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