McClatchy hints at changes
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Kevin McClatchy reiterated yesterday that responsibility for the Pirates' recent skid falls on every set of shoulders in the organization, though he seemed to hint at potential changes among the shoulders bearing names across them -- the uniformed players.
"We've fallen on hard times," the Pirates' managing general partner said yesterday at the unveiling of the team's Highmark Legacy Square at PNC Park. "It's not acceptable. ... We have to do a better job.
"It's going to fall on the general manager [Dave Littlefield], the manager [Jim Tracy], myself, the players. Nobody is beyond reproach with this thing.
"[Littlefield] is going to look at any opportunities [to make deals]. I don't think I'm trying to send any message. I just think we all have to work harder to get out of the spot we're in. The players understand that. ... Possibly there will be some changes on the team. We'll see."
McClatchy's comments followed an interview published in yesterday's Post-Gazette in which he expressed his disappointment in the team's play of late.
"I don't know if it's the first time I've ever done it," said McClatchy, a decade-long Pirates owner. "I think it's better off to let people know how I feel."
First Published June 27, 2006 12:00 am