All posts tagged "John Russell"

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    This Date in Pirates History: January 5

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    Heyman: Pirates aggressive in free agency

    Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman posted an interesting tweet earlier today.

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    Pirates fire John Russell

    Just a few quick thoughts, while I have a minute. Here is Neal Huntington’s statement, via Dejan Kovacevic at the PBC Blog.

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    John Russell Fired, Neal Huntington Retained

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    Russell to be Fired Tomorrow?

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    Is it the manager’s fault?

    Lastings Milledge is on second base after leading off an inning with a double, and the Pirates appear to have something cooking. The next batter hits a two-hopper directly to the shortstop and Milledge takes off for third. He is easily thrown out. After...

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    Why is John Russell the manager?

    John Russell has taken his fair share of criticism during his time as the Pirates' manager, some of which has been justified. Despite the historic losing and the anger heaped down from the fanbase, he is still standing unfazed in the Bucs' dugout. That, in...

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    Coonelly: Huntington and Russell were extended through 2011

    Pirates' president Frank Coonelly announced today that general manager Neal Huntington and manager John Russell had their contracts extended through 2011 this past offseason. This information had not been made public previously.