• Spring Training Recap: Pirates vs. Braves

    Just like yesterday: You can find the transcript of my live blog here, Dejan's story at the Post-Gazette here and the mothership's recap here. The Studs 1. John Smoltz, Atlanta Showed up with his Cy Young stuff. Pirates couldn't do anything against him. 2. Ian Snell, Pittsburgh Ditto. Didn't expect to see...

  • Tribe Trivia– answers

    If you haven't seen the questions yet, scroll down and read the questions first! 1.� Who was the Indy Indians' MVP in 2006? Carlos Maldonado-- He finished the season with .283 AVG, 6 HR, 47 RBI, including 24 multi-hit games and a 14-game hitting streak in July.� He had the top fielding percentage of...

  • On Nady's Colon

    Warning - more information than you might want to know about me ahead With Xavier Nady temporarily sidelined getting medical advice about his inflammed colon, I thought I'd chime in. Xavier, I feel your pain. He was scheduled to have a colonoscopy done and as a veteran of two of those procedures,...

  • Spring Training Game 3: Bucs/Braves Live Blog

    Final score: Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 4. If you’re reading the log after the conclusion of the game, you’re going to want to start from the bottom and scroll to the top. I’ll provide a recap later tonight. 3:54: Prado grounds to a drawn-in Walker at third, and Neil hurries an off-line throw...

  • Spring Training Recap: Pirates vs. Cincy

    If you missed the game, you can read my live blog here. Dejan has a summary up at that Post-Gazette, and the mothership posted a story, too. My take on the performances: The Studs 1. Luis Matos, Pittsburgh Matos hit two homers (one wind-aided, one not) in the first game of Grapefruit...

  • A Touch of Tribe Trivia

    Opening Day is five weeks from today!

    To help pass the time, how about a little bit of trivia?� How much do you remember from the Indianapolis Indians' 2006 season?� Or from before that?� We'll start with some easy questions -- but no cheating!

    1. Who was the Indy Indians' MVP in 2006?

    2. Who...

  • Spring Training Game 2: Bucs/Reds Live Blog

    Final score: Cincinnati 9, Pittsburgh 7. If you're reading the log after the conclusion of the game, you're going to want to start from the bottom and scroll to the top. I'll provide a recap later tonight. 3:39: Javy Guzman is thrown out at the plate. Fitting end to the game; sounded...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #19

    Question #1: Before the games get going, what is the ideal makeup of the Pirates' bullpen in your eyes? Wilbur Miller from Pirate Player Profiles: Carrying seven relievers is written in stone as long as Littlefield is GM, so I don’t even think about it any more. The loser of Armas/Chacon shouldn’t...

  • Prospect Profile: Steve Lerud

    Let's take a look at the real winner in the Neil Walker position change. No, not Humberto Cota. Steve Lerud, the Pirates' best catcher in Single A. Lerud was the Pirates' third-round draft pick in 2003, but as you can see, he hasn't exactly set the world on fire in the...

  • Downfall of the Fam-A-Lee – Part 5

    Continuing with the theme of whether bad trades made in assembling the 1979 team crippled the club in the mid-80s. The subject of today's post is possibly the worst trade made to acquire a player that played on the 1979 Pirates, the one that brought in Phil Garner. The Trade On March...

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