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Pirates' Battle Cry

"Wait 'til next year" has been the Pirates' battle cry for more than a decade -- they haven't had a winning season since 1992. That looks as if it might be Craig Wilson's slogan again in 2004.

Throughout the winter, Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield and manager Lloyd McClendon have said Wilson, a catcher/first baseman/outfielder, would get a chance to play regularly this season after hitting 48 home runs the past three years as a part-time player. However, Wilson appears headed to the bench again. The Pirates signed first baseman Randall Simon as a free agent and are in serious...

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