The Fall and Rise of the Pittsburgh Pirates: 100 Moments From The Streak
Sep09

The Fall and Rise of the Pittsburgh Pirates: 100 Moments From The Streak

With the Pirates winning game 82 tonight, I wanted to do something to recap the 20 years of losing. I thought about doing a chart recapping the high and low points since 1992 with a line graph. That led to me gathering any key moments during the losing streak. I looked through every single season and looked at every key moment during the streak. Some of the moments led to the current winning team. Some of the older moments were big...

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Huntington’s Deals Indicative of Focus Beyond 81 Wins
Sep05

Huntington’s Deals Indicative of Focus Beyond 81 Wins

The streak is over. It ended Tuesday with a bang, after Travis Snider’s pinch-hit, go-ahead home run in the ninth inning. Now, Pirates fans can focus on more significant items on the agenda as the Pirates play out their final 23 games of the 2013 regular season. The most significant item on said agenda is a deep playoff run. The mindset for the Pirates to not just attain moderate success in the regular season is one that has...

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First Pitch: What Has the Losing Streak Meant to You?
Sep04

First Pitch: What Has the Losing Streak Meant to You?

I have to be honest, I’ve never really cared about the losing streak. Watching bad baseball for 20 years? That wasn’t good. Watching horrible move after horrible move for 20 years? It made you turn to your XBox, which was the only place the Pirates had a realistic shot of winning. But how many years in a row the Pirates had lost? I didn’t care. If the Pirates had won a few more games in 1997 or 1999, they...

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Cardinals Avoid Sweep, Beat Pirates 7-2
Sep01

Cardinals Avoid Sweep, Beat Pirates 7-2

Akin to their 13-0 victory against the Pirates on Aug. 1 following four straight wins by the Pirates, the St. Louis Cardinals exacted revenge after the Pirates won the first two games of the weekend’s series. Pittsburgh outscored St. Louis 12-1 the past two games and, one month after their 13-0 victory, the Cardinals scored plenty of runs to avoid a sweep. Starting pitcher Kris Johnson, called up to the big leagues today, had...

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Pirates Notebook: Introducing Justin Morneau
Sep01

Pirates Notebook: Introducing Justin Morneau

Justin Morneau is here. The first baseman arrived in Pittsburgh at approximately 7:50 last night and made it into the Pirates’ dugout sometime between the fifth and sixth inning. “I knew what the score was. I checked the score when I landed,” Morneau said. “We were listening to it on the radio on the way in.” When he arrived at the moment, Morneau arrived to an image that will likely be one he never...

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