By Charlie Wilmoth

Dry Land follows Pittsburgh Pirates fanatics as they navigate the longest streak of wasting seasons within the historical past of significant American seasoned activities. The Bucs' 20-year waft increases provocative questions about why we root for activities groups within the first position. Why might enthusiasts make investments emotionally in a workforce with so little to supply? And why do fanatics who brazenly describe themselves as "masochistic" and "delusional" stick around?

Charlie Wilmoth chronicles the wasting streak and explains how the Bucs ultimately outfitted a group robust adequate to problem it. in the meantime, he profiles lovers of their adolescents and twenties who've by no means noticeable the Pirates win, and older ones awaiting the team's first profitable season in a new release. Stir-crazy after 20 years at sea, lovers of every age seethe on the Pirates' possession and at one another, all whereas maintaining out wish that subsequent 12 months may possibly by some means be diverse. Their loyalty is both inspiring or insane. And after twenty years of uneven water, their good fortune is ultimately approximately to change.

"The Pittsburgh Pirates' transformation from record-setting losers to perennial contenders may be this century's most sensible baseball tale, and Charlie Wilmoth is the easiest individual to inform it." - Rob Neyer, FOX Sports

"Pirates fanatics are like no others. After years of sharing his special insights at Bucs Dugout, Charlie Wilmoth deftly captures the wildly different feelings of Pirates lovers during this very good book." - Rob King, ROOT Sports

"With a feeling of humor and standpoint that may improve purely via firsthand event, Charlie Wilmoth chronicles a crew and fan base hitting all-time low, then emerging to the pinnacle in a redemptive 2013 season. Dry Land examines what motivates fanatics to stay dependable after a long time of wasting, and follows them as their skepticism washes away throughout the Pirates' playoff run." - Tim Dierkes, MLB exchange Rumors

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