That's right, the Pirates are Quad-A. Their role is to elevate players from Triple - A and get them used to that major league curve ball and (on the road at least) major league crowds and fan bases.
Once a player appears poised to succeed in the MLB, Quad-A Pittsburgh ships them to the highest bidder in order to start training the future stars of next season.
HHR suggests that Pittsburgh fans, who take pride in their city's evolution from Steel Town to a technology leader and green city, should take equal pride in the unique role their baseball team plays in today's Major League.
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