Know Your Enemy – Cincinnati Reds

This is the fifth in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates’ NL Central opponents. This final article will look at the rising power in Pittsburgh’s sister city, the Cincinnati Reds. I expect the battle that is going on between the Reds and the Cards this season to continue for the next few years.

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Know Your Enemy – St. Louis Cardinals

This is the fourth in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates’ NL Central opponents. This article will look at the gold standard of the NL Central in recent years: the St. Louis Cardinals. While the Cubs may have the most supportive fans, perhaps no city in all of MLB has more knowledgeable fans than the Cardinals.

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Know Your Enemy – Milwaukee Brewers

This is the third in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates’ NL Central opponents. This article will look at the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that the Pirates get compared to the most (along with the Cincinnati Reds) in terms of what our market can bear payroll-wise.

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Week in Review 8/30/10-9/5/10

Tim hit the road to report live from State College, Williamsport, Altoona, and will head down to West Virginia, all part of his season-ending minor league tour.  It was a mixed bag for Tim: Altoona lost 2-0 in Bowie on 8/30 But then won 9-1 to clinch the division in Bowie on 8/31 Tim decided to throw a few black cats on the field for State College, starting on 9/1 with a 1-0 loss Then a 3-2 loss on 9/2… …and State College...

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Altoona Survives Reading Phillies, 3-2

The crowd of 6,003 on this cool September night were treated to a decent group pitching performance after Derek Hankins went out after 3 shutout innings with an apparent injury.  Mike Colla came in and shut the door on the Reading Phillies, allowing only a 4th inning no-doubt homer.  Colla pitched 4 much needed innings and got 4 K’s while not allowing a walk. For the Curve, they scraped together a timely two-run 3rd inning with...

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