Daily Archives: March 20, 2012

Pirates Notebook: Watson Focusing on Consistency

TAMPA, Fla. -- Left-hander Tony Watson spent the offseason focused on consistency. After making his Major League debut with the Pirates on June 8...

Bedard Focuses on Pitching Inside In Loss to Yankees

TAMPA, Fla. --  Left-hander Erik Bedard allowed four runs on five hits over 3.2 innings in his third Grapefruit League start this spring. He...

Prospect Notebook: Mega Prospect Day

The Pirates had a camp day today, which ended with four intersquad games. Days like this are like mega prospect days. Everywhere you look...

A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1990

After climbing the hill in 1988, the Pirates slipped badly in 1989. The club fell below the .500 mark again and was never closer...

Pregame: Pirates vs. Yankees in Tampa

Good afternoon from George M. Steinbrenner Field, formally known as Legend's field. The Pirates will face the Yankees at 7:05 tonight. Lefty Erik Bedard will...

Tim Alderson Returns to Long Toss, Sees Velocity Return

When the Pittsburgh Pirates were shopping Freddy Sanchez in 2009, the expectations were low on a return. The second baseman was making $6.1 M,...

Pirate City Observations – 3/20/12

Today is my last day down here, but Tim, Kristy, and Wilbur will still all be down here for a little while. I...

Tabata Feeling Comfort in Right Field

BRADENTON, Fla. -- At just five years old, outfielder Jose Tabata's father told him stories of Roberto Clemente. He showed him videos, articles in...

Notes From Pirate City: The Camp Days I Love

In previous years I've only come to Spring Training during the final two weeks of the season. The minor league players were already playing...

This Date in Pirates History: March 20

Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and we start for the one that spent nine seasons in a Pirates uniform. Walter...
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