BUCCO Fans Needs Your Votes

As I posted yesterday, Sean’s Ramblings is doing a “Best of Pittsburgh Sports Blogs” tournament.  In the first round, BUCCO Fans drew a Penn State blog called “Black Shoe Diaries”, which gets a pretty significant amount of traffic.  I did some quick number crunching, and at the time of my calculations our matchup had 800 votes.  The next closest matchup had 478 votes. Unfortunately, the PSU...

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Notes: Takahashi, 2010 Draft, Player Pages, Best Pittsburgh Blog

A few notes for the afternoon, some of them are to play catchup on some recent news: -There’s been a lot of talk about Japanese left hander Hisanori Takahashi and his chances of landing with the Pirates.  Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker mentions the Pirates as an option that has emerged, mentioning that Takahashi prefers the West Coast, but also wants a Major League deal and a chance to start.  Jon Heyman of SI tweeted...

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Bryce Harper Tracker

BRYCE HARPER C/IF, College of Southern Nevada Age: 17Born: October 16, 1992Height: 6′ 3″Weight: 205Bats: LeftThrows: RightClass: FreshmanLevel: JuCoAdvisor: Scott Boras Links:Pirates Need to Downplay Bryce HarperAll Bryce Harper Posts SCOUTING REPORT Harper has been considered the best draft prospect to ever come out of high school.  He was profiled by Sports Illustrated and labeled “the...

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Great Expectations

Yesterday I did a parody of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board’s usual approach to writing about the Pirates.  To the 98% of you who understood that this was just a satire of their writing and analysis, and nothing more, thank you.  You got what I was going for.  To the 2% of you who can’t imagine anyone calling out the PPG Editorial Board without being related to or employed by Bob Nutting,...

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Open Letter to Bob Nutting: PPG Editorial Board Style

Dear Mr. Nutting, Recently there has been a lot of pressure placed on you to sell the Pittsburgh Pirates to the ownership group headed by Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle.  However, you’ve insisted on cock blocking that attempt to send the Pirates to a glorious run of .500 or better baseball for years to come under the Lemieux group, using your lame “I don’t have to sell because I’m a private business...

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