Comments on: Exploring the Arsenal – Ryan Vogelsong http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/exploring-the-arsenal-ryan-vogelsong.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: twster http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/exploring-the-arsenal-ryan-vogelsong.html#comment-17013 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 19:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35755#comment-17013 I saw his first start as a Pirate in Pittsburgh. He started very strong and looked good – we were leading the game early on. He got into a little trouble (4th inning I believe – 1st & 2nd, nobody out) when a routine ground ball was hit down third base line. Looked to be a routine double play but our infamous hustler Aramis Ramirez waved at it as it passed by, barely bending over. It went for a double and two runs scored. After the smoke cleared, Pirates were way behind and Ryan’s head was down. I believe he didn’t have the maturity at that time to mentally overcome bad Pirates baseball. He blew his arm out (Tommy John surgery) shortly afterwards; probably from trying too hard to do it all himself after being victimized by Ramirez’s lack of effort. More of a statement about Ryan’s lack of maturity at the time I think than Ramirez’s laziness. Glad to see him having success.

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By: Murray Passarieu http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/exploring-the-arsenal-ryan-vogelsong.html#comment-17011 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 16:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35755#comment-17011 I actually love Ryan. He has a great attitude. I just wonder where this version of him was when he was with the Pirates?

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