So I'm standing on the beach at Ocean City, Maryland talking to my son who happens to be wearing a Pirates cap when a guy walks over toward us clearly wanting to say something.
"You guys got Morneau today," he said. "Good luck to the Pirates."
In this era of instant technology, that's how I learned that general manager Neal Huntington upgraded the team once again and once again for a negligible cost.
And also that the Pirates, America's underdog, are on the verge of becoming America's team.
On the verge . . . but not yet there.
Although Garrett Jones had a three-hit night Friday, that doesn't mean the Pirates don't need Morneau. They do. They're a better team today than they were yesterday.
Michael Sanerino has all the details on post-gazette.com.