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Photo by Charles LeClaire / USA TODAY Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin, middle, is mobbed in celebration by his teammates after defeating the Cincinnati Reds in the National League wild card playoff baseball game on Tuesday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 6-2.

McGregor: From sadness to success

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The last time the Pittsburgh Pirates were in the playoffs, I was four years old.

Over the span of the next 21 years, I have finished high school, college, lived in three different cities, two states, worked at two newspapers and held countless jobs. In the same span, the Pirates had 20 straight losing seasons.


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