Photos from Altoona

Hector GimenezHere are a few photos from my trip to Altoona this past Sunday.

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Photos from Pedro Alvarez’s MLB debut

I thought I would post a few photos that I snapped during Pedro Alvarez’s major league debut.

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Deck McGuire Recap

I went to see Deck McGuire take on the University of Virginia yesterday, in what was probably the biggest game on the college schedule this weekend.  McGuire was going up against 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates 41st round draft pick Tyler Cannon, the senior shortstop from UVA, and sophomore southpaw Danny Hultzen. Hultzen was rated the number 29 prospect for the 2011 draft in Baseball America’s early look back in March. McGuire...

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Pictures from Pirate City

That’s Mitchell Fienemann.  You may remember reading about him in Dejan Kovacevic’s recap of the 2009 Bradenton Pirates season, in which DK named Fienemann his choice as the team’s top starting pitcher for the 2009 season.  Fienemann posted a 3.79 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP in 40.1 innings of work at the GCL level last year, thanks to an impressive 26:3 K/BB ratio.  He made six starts, the most out of any...

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Pirates Notebook: Pictures from the game

I just got home from the Pirates/Nationals game in DC tonight, so the recap will be short, mostly consisting of pictures I took. This was my first visit to the new Nationals park, and I’m impressed. It’s probably the best park I’ve ever been to that doesn’t hold the name “PNC Park”. Here are some pictures I took: These are strange statues. One is of Walter Johnson, and the other is of Josh Gibson. I...

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