Empty Netters

Go to WHYGAVS right now and read Pat Lackey’s take on the potential shutdown of the Post-Gazette’s Penguins blog Empty Netters. I have nothing more to add. Pat sums up the situation perfectly.

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Would a new owner change anything?

Slightly overshadowing the big news yesterday that infielder Doug Bernier has been invited to Spring Training, today we found out that Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle, co-owners of the Pittsburgh Penguins, made an unsolicited offer four months ago to buy the Pittsburgh Pirates from Bob Nutting, according to Dejan Kovacevic.  Nutting, as usual, said the team is not for sale, and that no serious talks had taken place.  Sources on...

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Pirates Notebook: Penguins show what is wrong with the Pirates

In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh Penguins winning their first Stanley Cup since 1992 (which was the last time the Pittsburgh Pirates had a winning season) I’ve noticed a lot of people wondering why the Pirates can’t compete in a city where the other two professional sports teams are currently champions. A few of the common complaints I’ve noticed: -The Penguins actually pursue free agents (Fedotenko, Satan)-Rather...

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Pittsburgh is a Small Market

The Steelers have won their sixth Super Bowl, despite playing in a “small market”. What exactly is a “small market”? If we’re talking about city sizes, it could be a small town in Virginia with no high rises, and a relatively small population. If we’re talking sports teams, it’s still a gray matter. Pittsburgh is considered a small market in baseball, but some point to the success of the...

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