First Pitch: A Precautionary Tale About Living in Fear of a Collapse
Aug17

First Pitch: A Precautionary Tale About Living in Fear of a Collapse

I sat on the couch, staring intently at the TV. There are situations in sports when there is almost no hope available, yet for some reason you cling to the impossible. I was trying to find one small ounce of hope. The playoffs are when magical things happen. A comeback was unlikely, but I couldn’t give up hope. “Yes!” My roommate on the couch next to me gave a small cheer and a fist pump, as if he even needed to...

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Open Letter to Bob Nutting: PPG Editorial Board Style

Dear Mr. Nutting, Recently there has been a lot of pressure placed on you to sell the Pittsburgh Pirates to the ownership group headed by Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle.  However, you’ve insisted on cock blocking that attempt to send the Pirates to a glorious run of .500 or better baseball for years to come under the Lemieux group, using your lame “I don’t have to sell because I’m a private business...

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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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