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    Tribe Splits Doubleheader with Columbus

    The Indianapolis Indians split the doubleheader with the Columbus Clippers this afternoon, but won the series two games to one. Both games were pitching duels, with the temperatures were barely above freezing -- 35 degrees for game one and 37 degrees for game two. There was only an intermittent breeze...

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    Oliver Perez – The Next Jason Schmidt?

    If one were to ask a Pirates fan to make a list of the worst trades in team history, there is little doubt that the 2001 disposal of Jason Schmidt to the San Francisco Giants would appear high on the list. On July 30th, 2001, The Pirates traded Schmidt and outfielder John...

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    2006 First Pitch Swinging Data

    Player OBP PA 1st% 1st Pitch Swing PAs 1 Pitch PAs 1 Pitch OBP Bay, Jason .396 689 27 186 85 .365 Sanchez, Freddy .378 632 30 190 101 .378 Wilson, Jack .316 594 19 113 51 .378 Castillo, Jose .290 562 38 214 78 .269 Nady, Xavier .352 512 29 148...

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    2005 First Pitch Swinging Data

    Player OBP PA 1st% 1st Pitch Swing PAs 1 Pitch PAs 1 Pitch OBP Bay, Jason .402 707 26 184 83 .410 Wilson, Jack ..299 639 22 141 76 .300 Lawton, Matt .380 585 22 129 62 .274 Mackowiak, Rob .337 512 34 174 75 .387 Sanchez, Freddy .336 492 17 189...

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    2004 First Pitch Swinging Data

    Player OBP PA 1st% 1st Pitch Swing PAs 1 Pitch PAs 1 Pitch OBP Wilson, Jack .335 693 25 173 74 .429 Kendall, Jason .399 658 3 20 9 .625 Wilson, Craig .354 644 41 264 94 .394 Redman, Tike .310 581 27 157 95 .312 Mackowiak, Rob .319 555 34 189...

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    2003 First Pitch Swinging Data

    Player OBP PA 1st% 1st Pitch Swing PAs 1 Pitch PAs 1 Pitch OBP Ramirez, Aramis .330 670 36 241 104 .260 Kendall, Jason .399 666 8 53 38 .333 Wilson, Jack .303 615 26 160 81 .227 Lofton, Kenny .333 610 27 165 94 .352 Giles, Brian .430 609 34 207...

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    Game #6 at Cincinnati

    Great American Ballpark | 1:10 | Duke vs. Milton | Box "Bucs power past Reds in series finale." If you're like me, you almost choked on a chunk of Easter ham when you saw the lineup card. Freddy and his still-gimpy knee leading off? Brad Eldred in right? Bautista batting eighth? Nady...

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    Downfall of the Fam-A-Lee – Part 9

    Did bad trades in building the 1979 team wreck the Pirates in the mid-80s? Carrying on with the mysterious Enrique Romo. The Trade On December 5, 1978 the Pirates acquire Romo, Rick Jones and Tom McMillan from Seattle for Odell Jones, Mario Mendoza and Rafael Vasquez. The Background The Pirates bullpen, already...

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    Game #5 at Cincinnati

    Great American Ballpark | 1:10 | Armas vs. Harang | Box "Armas struggles against Reds in Pirates debut." What a mess. The Reds moved this contest up six hours to keep the players and fans out of the cold Cincinnati night, but Tony Armas and Aaron Harang seemed hellbent on staying out...

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