Great Expectations

Yesterday I did a parody of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board’s usual approach to writing about the Pirates.  To the 98% of you who understood that this was just a satire of their writing and analysis, and nothing more, thank you.  You got what I was going for.  To the 2% of you who can’t imagine anyone calling out the PPG Editorial Board without being related to or employed by Bob Nutting,...

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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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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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Lemieux, Burkle make offer to purchase Pirates

Dejan reports this morning that Penguins’ owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle made an offer to buy the Pirates four months ago. Bob Nutting repeated that the team is not for sale. Honestly, I’m not sure there’s a situation to describe,” Mr. Nutting said last night when asked about the meeting. “I like Ron. He’s an extremely competent businessman and deal-maker, and we’ve talked about a wide...

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