The All-Star break marks the official halfway point of the season, though it’s actually a little past that point, but I thought it a good time to stop and take pause so that we can contemplate the more intriguing storylines for the Pirates and MLB in general going into the second half and the forthcoming… Continue reading Top Second Half Storylines
I hope you enjoy this photo from the 1965 All-Star Game as much as I did. It was a shot of all the Latin stars represented in Minneapolis at the old Met Stadium. From L-R, Felix Mantilla, Roberto Clemente, Tony Oliva, Cookie Rojas, Juan Marichal, Zoilo Versalles, Vic Davalillo and Leo Cardenas. Priceless! If I… Continue reading All Star Summary And An Open Forum
A few items, baseball and otherwise, to discuss until real baseball starts again later this week….. — Johnny Cueto and Chris Sale will be the starting pitchers in the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, to be played Tuesday at Petco Park in San Diego (7:30 p.m. ET on FOX) Here’s the link. — We’ve… Continue reading Tuesday Tidbits On All Star Day
The Pirates, after dropping the final game of their three-game series with the Cubs, find themselves 7.5 games out of first place heading into the All-Star break. What was once considered a lost season and a hopeless cause has now been transitioned into talk of a pennant chase. Don’t get me wrong, 7.5 games is… Continue reading The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of The Pirates
Not much time to write last evening so here is the summary courtesy of ESPN.com. Josh Bell hits grand slam in Pirates’ 12-6 win over Cubs PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell gave his veteran manager goose bumps. He fired up a sellout crowd at PNC Park, too. Bell’s grand slam in his second major-league at bat… Continue reading Pirates Win Big!!
It was a rollercoaster ride worthy of the Racer, the Jackrabbit and the Thunderbolt but like the great coasters of Kennywood, it was worth the price of admission. The Pirates finally solved the previously invincible Jake Arrieta and beat the Cubs 8-4 in front of 35,904 fans at PNC Park last night. The heroes were plentiful… Continue reading Pirates Grab Big Win Over Arrieta And The Cubs
Our weekly musings from Patrick Connell: The Guy Next To Me feverishly voting for Starling Marte using the link on the Pirates website actually did ask me: –What an outstanding debut by Glasnow. He showed poise and presence, mixed his pitches effectively and at times made the St Louis Cards look like the Springfield Cards.… Continue reading The Guy Next To Me……