Nancy Zinni

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    Milledge, Gimenez, and Paulino Get A Few Hits

    The Pirates got the new year started by signing Brian Burres to a minor league contract.  He will be at the major league spring training camp, competing for a position on the big league club.

    The Caribbean winter leagues continue their playoffs, and we continue to cheer for the...

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    Low-Hitting Playoff Games, Good Inning For Ascanio

    Cheering for the Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league play...

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE   (playoffs)
    Criollos de Caguas  5,  Gigantes de Carolina  0  --  
    Caguas' starter Dylan Owen (Mets) pitched 7 no-hit innings, and two relievers finished the deal with a string of 6 consecutive ground outs....

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    Tough Inning For Singh

    The Mexican Pacific League started their playoffs on New Years' Day.  Los Tomateros De Culiacan beat Los Venados de Mazatlan 4-3, and Rogelios Noris did not get into the game.  It took 11 innings for Los Caneros de Los Mochis to beat Los Algodoneros de Guasave 7-6.  Yurendell de Caster...

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    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    The Australians have started the new year with some baseball, early Saturday morning for the rest of us.  The Caribbean leagues will be in playoff mode now.  The Dominicans have already started their round robin style playoff tournament.  The Mexican Pacific League begins their playoffs tonight, and...

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    Winter League Season Ends

    The Venezuelan, Mexican Pacific, and Puerto Rican Leagues wrap up their regular season play today.  Everyone is off for New Year's Eve, and playoff games begin soon after.  A few of the Pirates' players and friends in tonight's action:

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE
    Caribes  de Anzoategui  2,  Navegantes del Magallanes  1...

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    Big Night For Paulino And Mildren

    Cheering for Pirates' players and friends (some from the way-back machine) in Wednesday's winter league action:

    DOMINICAN LEAGUE   (Round robin playoff series)
    Leones del Escogido  4,  Gigantes del Cibao  2  --  
    A 2-run homer in the top of the 7th made the difference for Los Leones.  LF/RF...

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    Bit Hits For House And Thompson

    Just a few more days in the winter leagues' regular seasons...

    DOMINICAN LEAGUE (round robin playoff series)
    Leones del Escogido  6,  Gigantes del Cibao  4  --  
    Three runs in the bottom of the 6th gave Los Leones the win, despite being out-hit 13 - 12.  Former Pirate Rich Thompson...

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    Wins For Ascanio And Ledezma, Loss For Nieve

    Looking in on Pirates' players and friend in Monday's winter league action:

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE
    Leones del Caracas  6,  Cardenales de Lara  5  --  
    Two runs in the bottom of the 9th gave Los Leones and Jose Ascanio the win.  Los Cardenales were leading 5-4 in the top of the...

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    Dominican Playoffs Begin

    Back in action.... cheering for some Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league action:

    DOMINICAN LEAGUE
    Gigantes del Cibao  11,  Toros del Este  7  --  
    The Dominican League's round robin playoff series began this evening, and Los Gigantes took their first game with a 6-run 8th inning.   Los...

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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all you Pirates' fans and friends!

    The winter leagues will resume play on Saturday night (Mexican Pacific League) and on Sunday (other Caribbean leagues)....  Ho ho ho!