Cole Tucker Calls Signing with Pirates “Surreal”
Jun12

Cole Tucker Calls Signing with Pirates “Surreal”

“I feel like if I want to be a major leaguer, I have to improve in every aspect of my game,” Tucker said. “There’s nothing I do right now that’s good enough to be out there on that field right now.”

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Polanco Debuts to Warm Reception, Lukewarm Start
Jun11

Polanco Debuts to Warm Reception, Lukewarm Start

Pirates fans’ spirits would have been lifted if Gregory Polanco threw out a Cubs baserunner at home plate, swiped a base or two, or… I don’t know… hit a baseball into orbit. None of those happened, and that last one has probably never happened. Instead, Polanco ended his Major League debut 1-for-5, striking out once and scoring on Andrew McCutchen’s 3rd-inning home run. It was a regular-sized box score...

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Gregory Polanco Set For Pirates Debut
Jun10

Gregory Polanco Set For Pirates Debut

Tonight we begin to separate Gregory Polanco as mythological figure from Gregory Polanco as Major Leaguer.

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Michael Wacha’s Near-No-Hitter Sends NLDS Back to St. Louis
Oct07

Michael Wacha’s Near-No-Hitter Sends NLDS Back to St. Louis

Toss 22-year-old Michael Wacha onto a pitcher’s mound where he has to keep the Cardinals’ season from ending. Add 40,000 screaming fans who want nothing more but to see him fail, and tauntingly sing his name from the first pitch. Nervous? “I kind of like it,” Wacha said. “It kind of gives me adrenaline. I kind of use it in my favor.” St. Louis’ starter retired the first 15 Pirates hitters he...

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Pirates Making Noise with Home Field Advantage
Oct07

Pirates Making Noise with Home Field Advantage

The Pirates’ playoff run seems to be all Pittsburghers are talking about. And when they talk with someone who has been down to PNC Park for either of the first two postseason games, the first question is usually the same: Is it really as loud as everyone is saying it is? Ask the national writers who have attended multiple World Series, they’ll tell you it was louder than any baseball game they have covered before. Ask Neal...

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