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First Pitch: Thoughts on Glasnow, Polanco, Hanson, Pitching, Castro

First Pitch: Thoughts on Glasnow, Polanco, Hanson, Pitching, Castro

Last week when I looked at the schedule, I saw the opportunity to cover six games in three days. I didn't have to cover six games. I could have taken a break from the minor league coverage for three days while the Pirates were in Tampa. But it sounded like fun, and almost a reminder of the first few years running this site, when I would go on a season ending tour at the end of the year, stopping in a different minor league city each night.

Today ended up being a pretty busy news day, plus there were the final two games to cover. The coverage for the games doesn't just involve watching them. It involves showing up a few hours early, doing interviews, generating story ideas, and writing, of course. As a result of the last few days, I've got a lot of great article ideas lined up for the next few days and the next week. But also as a result of today's busy day, and getting those articles ready, I don't really have it in me to think up something new tonight. So we'll go with a "thoughts"...

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