Pirates Notebook: Top of the Lineup Heating Up

Wins are for the most part an antiquated statistic in baseball, but sometimes a win can carry a bit of significance. A.J. Burnett got his first one of the 2013 campaign Wednesday night at PNC Park, but that was not what people will remember about the game. Burnett not only got strikeout No. 2,000 for his career, he flirted with perfection and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing a two-out double to Carlos...

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2012 Minor League Baseball Attendance Rankings

Recently released attendance numbers and how the Pirates’ affiliates ranked.

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The Incremental Value of a Fan

People are showing their approval of the Pirates with their paychecks, as attendance is up an average of 2,710 people in 2011 versus 2010 at the same point in the season. But how much of a revenue increase is that for the Pirates based on a typical fan?

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No Bad Analogies Needed for Baseball Economics

Let me tell you a little story about a friend I have.  This friend is a chef that owns his own restaurant.  Unfortunately he’s not a very good chef, and for that reason, his business struggles.  Customers always ask him to improve his product, but he simply replies that those customers need to support his business before he’ll make any improvements. That behavior is not really a surprise.  In fact, it’s probably...

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Pirates Resource Center

One of the things I want to do with this blog is provide a one stop shopping area for Pirates information. This not only will include 40-man roster listings, 25-man roster projections, and payroll figures, but will also include information like attendance history, transaction histories, and season by season records (although I’m not sure there’s many people who want a reminder of how bad the Pirates have been these last 16...

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