The Cubs completed their sweep of the Pirates last night at Wrigley. The Bucs come home after a 4-3 road trip which we probably would have welcomed at the time it started. Here’s the game recap from ESPN via the AP. CHICAGO — Kris Bryant hit his 36th homer and made three solid plays at… Continue reading Pirates Lose, Harrison Cleared
(Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell is unable to catch a broken-bat pop-up) As we enter the final month or so of the 2016 season, the Pirates found themselves 1.5 games out of a playoff spot going into last night’s action. I think we can probably all agree that barring some incredible run of success… Continue reading Looking Ahead To October While Pirates Lose Again
I was out last evening so unable to write but I have to say that even though I was following the game via Twitter I sensed a playoff feel to it. A little bit of everything and no lack of drama. Sometimes the other team is just better than you. Here’s last night’s game story… Continue reading Pirates Blow Late Leads, Lose To Cubs
Let’s be honest, none of us have any idea as to what kind of team this current bunch of Pirates is. I’m guessing that Neal Huntington and Clint Hurdle, if being completely honest, would tell you they’re not sure either. These Pirates, after wrapping up a 1-5 homestand and heading into Milwaukee where they had… Continue reading Pirates Take Winning Streak To Chicago
There are so many things to like about the Pirates 9-6 come from behind win in Milwaukee last evening. Here are several: — The Pirates moved to 66-61 and now trail St. Louis by 1.5 games in the chase for the second wild card spot. They are even with Miami. — An offense that has… Continue reading Big Bucs Win Highlights Sunday Buffet
Neal Huntington was a guest of the David Todd Show this past Thursday. It was an interesting thirty minutes and maybe it’s my imagination but it seems that Huntington, while not giving up the deepest, darkest corporate secrets, is becoming more open and conversant in his interviews. As Todd noted, too often these sessions focus… Continue reading Saturday Roundup: Neal Huntington, Steelers and Pirates Summaries
Thanks as usual to Mr. Connell for his Friday contribution. Here you go…. The guy next to me who’s actually looking forward to watching a Steelers pre-season game tonight actually did ask me: Here’s a trivia question to get your heart started: What was the longest and most infamous hold out by a Steelers first… Continue reading The Guy Next To Me…..