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    Just In: Jason Davis

    A last-minute addition to the Indians' starting rotation: JASON DAVIS RHP -- starter Born: 5/8/1980 in Cleveland, Tennessee Ht: 6' 6" Wt: 225 lb B: Right T: Right Jason Davis was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1999 and began his career the following season in Burlington...

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    Josh Hill From Down Under

    Another newcomer to the Pirates' system: JOSH HILL RHP Born: 3/27/1983 Armadale, Australia Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 225 lb B: Right T: Right Josh Hill was signed by the Twins and began his pro career in 2001 in the Gulf Coast League. He pitched in 12 games that season, all in relief,...

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    OPENING DAY!

    It's finally here! It's Opening Day! The Indianapolis Indians will begin the season in Pawtucket, facing the Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston) at 7:05 pm this evening. Bryan Bullington will be the Indians' starter, facing Red Sox' Bartolo Colon, who is still trying to get ready to join the Boston starting rotation. I...

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    Game #3 at Atlanta

    Turner Field | 7:10 | Duke vs. Mike Hampton | Box Have I mentioned that Xavier Nady would be MVP if the season ended now? He drove home the game winning run in the 10th as the Pirates stole the rubber match against Atlanta. It wasn't a pretty series. The Pirates bullpen...

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    Minor League Coaches

    A look at the minor league coaches in the Pirates' organization INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens -- hitting coach Meulens is a 41-year-old from Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles. He played third base and outfield for the NY Yankees in 1989 - 93, and he also played for the Expos in 1997 and...

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    Game #2 at Atlanta

    Turner Field | 7:10 | Gorzelanny vs. Jair Jurrjens | Box It was just too much to ask to have a perfect season. Just ask the Patriots. That type of drama was washed away from the Pirates in the second game. More specifically, the game was put out of reach in another...

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    The Pirates should trade Matt Capps

    No, this is not a knee-jerk reaction to Matt Capps’ performance in Monday’s game. This post has nothing to do with that game. However, for the good of this franchise, Neal Huntington should make Capps available as the trade deadline approaches. Teams were asking about Capps this past offseason, with his name...

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    Buckle up

    As the ball skipped in the dirt, my heart skipped a beat. The sinking feeling that I knew all too well was returning deep inside my stomach. As Matt Capps walked a second batter, I knew we were in trouble. After years of watching the Pirates invent new methods of losing baseball...

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    Rosters Announced

    Rosters have been announced... and then immediately changes made. The Pirates have released reliever Josh Sharpless. They were not happy with his conditioning and training over the winter, and had sent him to minor league camp early. Apparently very unhappy. (NOTE: updated as of 4/2 -- several changes) INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS Pitchers: Jonah Bayliss ...

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    It's Here! It's Finally Here!

    Opening day (or night in this case) is always an exciting day. Everything seems to be just a little more in focus and sharper. I think Matt's prediction of the Bucs' record is pretty much on the mark. They will be close to a .500 team but not quite there. It's going...

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