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Pirates close to signing Octavio Dotel

Jan 14, 2010, 4:58 PM EDT

Multiple tweetings of this news, which has been brewing for some time.

In other Pirates news, Maury Brown reports that they’re giving Ryan Church the #18 jersey.  Which used to be Andy Van Slyke’s number.  I always liked Andy Van Slyke.  I assume Pirates fans do too, even if the decision to keep him over Barry Bonds back in 1993 more or less began two decades in the wilderness for the club.

Not Van Slyke’s fault of course. But it’s not Def Leppard’s fault I got in that car wreck back in 1988 either, yet since “Hysteria” was in the tape deck at the time the Chevette started flipping, to this very day I can’t listen to “Rocket” while driving.

  1. InClemente Weather - Jan 14, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    For Bucco fans, Jason Kendall already made us deal with the sting of someone else wearing #18. I assume we’ll be alright this time around.

  2. John - Jan 14, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    If he helps us win…. he can wear just about any number

  3. SEO - Jan 17, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    Good Article. I’m looking forward to your next article

  4. Latisha - Jan 19, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    Awesome post

  5. Brittany - Jan 19, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Nice post mate

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