Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks! Our Pittsburgh Pirates begin a 3-game set today with the St Louie Cardinals. These are your keys for today's Labor Day game. 1)Greetings from the beach, where Mrs. Black-N-Gold is visiting her Black-N-Gold Nephew. To quote the great American poet James Buffett, the weather is here, wish you were beautiful. With yesterday's latest beating, 10-0, at the hands of the Brewers, our Pirates may be mailing it in but even on vacation, Mrs. Black-N-Gold is ready to roll. During this latest sweep, the Bucs allowed 18 runs in 3 games and scored a pitiful 4 runs in the same stretch. To Milwaukee. Ugh! Not only is the Jolly Roger missing, so is the offense and the pitching. You've got to, got to, got to Hit, Run, & Score! 2)Believe it or not, the Bucs are still just 3.5 games out for the 2nd wild card. A strong showing vs St Louie could put them back in it. Deck the Cards! 3)St Louie starts RH Adam Wainwright, 9-8, 4.53 ERA. The Buccos go with RH Chad Kuhl, 3-2, 3.70 ERA. Winning is cool. Gimme a W! Let's Go Bucs!!!!!