Pirates endure short-term groans to achieve long-term gains

Updated: August 8, 2008, 1:54 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington is 39 years old and looks young enough to have a MySpace page. The keys to staving off the aging process? Eat sensibly, get plenty of exercise and listen to sports talk radio in moderation.

Every decade or so, the chatter over the airwaves brings some welcome perspective. After hearing his share of negative feedback at the trade deadline, Huntington flashed back to his days in the Cleveland front office, when a disgruntled Indians ...

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