I'll be here throughout the day, off and on, providing updates of the black and gold baseball. Feel free to leave a few comments with your insight and/or questions, and I'll do my best to address everything in a timely fashion.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves, 1:05 p.m. EST
Zach Duke (and Masumi Kuwata) vs. Chuck James. Gameday Audio webcast and FM NewsTalk 104.7 feeds are available.Bucs trail 1-0 in the bottom of the second. Rush Limbaugh is on 104.7, so I guess there was an error on the station's schedule. Maybe they'll have the guys on tonight?
Duke gave up a homer to Willie Aybar for Atlanta's run. There's a live box on MLB.com again. Paulino catching, Eldred, Castillo, Wilson and Bautista around the infield, McCutchen in left, Matos in center and Nady in right. Draw all kinds of conclusions from that.
Former Pirate Craig Wilson is in the Braves' lineup, and they just acquired Mark Redman, too, to fill the gap in the rotation left by Mike Hampton's rib injury.
Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.