Pat Lackey watches game 7 of the 1992 National League Championship Series between the Pirates and the Braves and has some pretty good comments as a Bucs fan. That game, October 14, 1992, was one of the most heartbreaking moments of my baseball fandom. The Pirates had come back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the series and had a lead in the bottom of the 9th before falling short for the third straight year. Now the 1991 team was probably more disappointing, they had the best record in baseball and still had Bobby Bonilla yet lost to the Braves in 7, but Game 7 in 1992 was far more gut wrenching because they weren’t supposed to make it and because of how close they came. That following off season Barry Bonds left for San Francisco and the franchise hasn’t has a winning record since.