This year marks 20 years since the Pirates have had a winning season. Twenty years since former Pirate Sid Bream on that fateful day in one fell swoop killed the hearts and souls of Pirate fans everywhere. October 14, 1992 is a day that will live in infamy and horror for Buccos fans world wide.
Bream was called safe at the plate in an all time come back that made the Braves the National League Champions and sent them to the World Series and sent the Buccos home for the season.
The Braves have decided to commemorate that day with a bobblehead.
Ouch. Poor Mike “Spanky” LaValliere has been condemned to spend the rest of his life in Bobblehead Hell. What a sentence for a guy.
These bobbleheads must be destroyed. I can only hope that if at least one of them is smashed to dust that the Curse of Sid Bream will be lifted from our team and our city. The Red Sox finally shook the Curse of the Bambino in 2004. When will the Pirates finally be freed from the chains of Sid Bream’s Slide?
I hope to God it doesn’t take 86 years.
Kill. All. The. Bobbles.