These Pirates Have Commandeered This Vessel

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Tuesday night my Twitter feed was inundated with NFL comings and goings. As was expected in the first day post-lockout. But when I returned to the Twitter-verse on the late night, I found a thread much more enthralling than anything pigskin-related. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves were matched up in an ...

The Pittsburgh Pirates Are Actually Buyers At The Deadline

Monday, July 18th, 2011

The Pittsburgh Pirates are contending for the first time since Barry Bonds patrolled the outfield in the Steel City. Thanks to their improbable success thus far, the Bucs are actually looking to add pieces instead of sell them off. It must be an odd sensation for citizens of Pittsburgh, but ...

Raise The Jolly Roger!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

  The Pirates beat the Astros on Tuesday night, which in itself is not a particularly noteworthy accomplishment. Many Little League teams are probably capable of the same task. But where the victory puts the Pirates IS something to write home about. With a 45-41 record, the Bucs are four games over .500 ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Notch Sellout Thanks To Huey Lewis

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

As I perused the baseball box scores on Sunday, I noticed something peculiar at the bottom of the box for Saturday night's Mets-Pirates game. 39,273. As in the number of people that showed up for a Pirates game. In Pittsburgh. It was the team's fourth sellout of the season and the third-largest ...

The Pittsburgh Pirates Lock Up No. 1 Pick In 2011 MLB Draft

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Start celebrating Pirates fans. Pop the champagne, spray each other down, get crazy, your team has just locked up the No. 1 pick in the 2011 MLB Draft. On second though, scoring the worst record in baseball is a tad different than clinching a playoff spot, and given how cheap ...

Ten Ideas Worse Than A J.J. Redick Rap Album

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

With the news hitting the internet that J.J. Redick would be releasing a rap album, I frankly couldn't think of a worse idea initially. The most hated white player in NCAA basketball history venturing into the rap game? Really? Whose idea was this? I really want to know. Has to ...

Break Up The O’s!!! (Or Not…)

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The resurgent Baltimore Orioles won yet again on Monday night, improving their record under new manager Buck Showalter to 6-1, an obvious cause for excitement. Well, not too much excitement. The Orioles still have the worst record in baseball at 38-74. If they were to play the final 50 games of the ...

Pedro Alvarez Could Be Next For The Pittsburgh Pirates

Monday, June 14th, 2010

The Pittsburgh Pirates have already brought up top prospects Brad Lincoln and Jose Tabata in the past week but they might not be done. Third baseman - and former top pick - Pedro Alvarez might be getting a call-up from the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians sometime this week. There was speculation late ...