Grilli Blows Save Against Brewers

Apr 20, 2014 by

They say that writing is therapeutic, so by the end of this baseball season I should be the happiest person in the world. The Pirates...

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LSU-Mississippi in SEC Classic

Apr 19, 2014 by

LSU came to Oxford to face Ole Miss on Thursday. The Rebels have been one of the many surprising success stories of the 2014 season,...

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Pirate Brewers Game Turns on a Dime

Apr 19, 2014 by

Game two of this series started off well for the Bucs, but it turned on a dime – two early pitches reversed the win expectancy....

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Pirates Finally Acquire Ike Davis

Apr 19, 2014 by

The Pittsburgh Pirates finally acquired Ike Davis yesterday, satisfying Neal Huntington’s singular goal for the off=season, which...

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Pirates Crush Brewers 11-2

Apr 18, 2014 by

If you watched last night’s game, and did not know any better, you might be tempted to declare that the Pittsburgh Pirates are the...

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Pirates Split Sort of Doubleheader

Apr 16, 2014 by

Russell Martin’s groundball single, along with some stellar relief pitching, won Monday night’s wild, suspended game for the...

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Wacky Pirates-Reds Game Suspended

Apr 16, 2014 by

The greatest thing about baseball is that every game holds the potential for the extraordinary feat, the bizarre record or the...

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Fix Instant Replay or Just Trash It

Apr 16, 2014 by

For years I have been lambasting MLB for its failure to implement an instant replay system to review the calls of umpires. Two weeks...

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What’s Wrong with Charlie Morton?

Apr 14, 2014 by

While watching Charlie Morton pitch thus far in 2014, I have been focused on the usual Charlie Morton questions. Is he coming inside...

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Pirates Lose in Milwaukee

Apr 14, 2014 by

After reporting on Friday’s loss, there isn’t much more to add about Saturday or Sunday. The Pirates’ starters pitched well...

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Pirates Get Fastball Crazy

Apr 12, 2014 by

I just wrote a short biography of Negro League great and Hall-of-Famer Jud “Boojum” Wilson, one of the most dangerous...

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Pirates Rally on Snider, Alvarez Bombs

Apr 12, 2014 by

It is strange to see this Pirates team out-slugging their opponents – it’s sort of like watching The Slumber Company turn back...

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Game Gets Away from Wandy

Apr 10, 2014 by

 “We’ve been a one-run club since I’ve been here pretty much. A lot of close ballgames,” he said. “We pitch and play...

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Pirates Outlast Cubs 7-6

Apr 9, 2014 by

I don’t know about you, but I am not sure how many more games like this I could take – I went looking for the stress ball...

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Drop and Drive, or Tall and Fall?

Apr 8, 2014 by

Tim Williams had an interesting piece at Pirates Prospects about the manner in which Jameson Taillon was developed by the Pirates. In...

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Was Drafting Jameson Taillon a Mistake?

Apr 8, 2014 by

Perhaps the most phenomenal fact of life in baseball today is that major league teams continue to use first-round draft picks for high...

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Catching Up with the Bucs

Apr 7, 2014 by

I was up in Cooperstown for a few days, and for those envisioning a trip there in their immediate future, I can strongly recommend the...

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A Great Day for The Pittsburgh Kid

Apr 2, 2014 by

Opening day had to be a blast for those in attendance; it was fun just watching it on a tablet in my office, despite MLB.TV’s...

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