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82, 17, Everyone loses
September 7, 2009 - John Mehno
The Pirates lost 4-2 to the Chicago Cubs Monday afternoon, assuring them of a 17th consecutive losing season.
I ran a contest here inviting everyone to pick which game would be the 82nd loss. No one picked Monday's game, so no prize will be awarded. Honorable mention to Alan Bellomo, who picked Sunday's game and thus missed it by less than 24 hours.
However, the contest we had in April to guess the number of games the Pirates will win is still ongoing. But anyone who guessed a number above 80 has been eliminated in that.
We'll announce that winner shortly after the season ends on Sunday, Oct. 4. The winner will receive a box of leftover Pirates promotional stuff, to be mailed as soon as I can find an empty box and get to the Post Office.