67-year-old Hall of Fame reliever during Tuesday night's 5-3 victory for Boston

Burned up the pirate roster, calling it "pathetic."

Stated Eckersley. "It is a jumble of emptiness. It is absurd. Really, it is."

Eckersley and Dave O'Brien, his broadcasting partner, worked on the Pirates

Compared to the Royals' unsuccessful rebuilding, the rebuilding is positive.

"It is absurd. It really is. Pathetic, "Eckersley made this statement with the Red Sox leading 5-0 after two innings.

The Pirates have a record of 45–71 this year and 194–306 during the previous three or more seasons.

Fortunately, this will be the last series that is feasible because it is close to the big A.

whoever he coerces into viewing the pirate game.

After the season, Eckersley told the Boston Globe, he will leave the NESN booth.

The driving force behind Eckersley's progress, she claimed,

was having grandchildren in the Bay Area and traveling there during the off-season.

"All I knew was that you had to go be with the kids,' she said. Throughout those formative years