PITTSBURGH, PA - “My philosophy has always been to score one more run than the other team."

The statement seems simple, yet beautifully complex. Score one more run than the other team. That's essentially the game of baseball. It doesn't matter how it happens and in what manner it happened. If your team scores one more run than the other, you win the game. Do that 90-95 times throughout the season, and your team will more than likely have the opportunity to play a few more games and try to win a championship. That's baseball.

Joey Cora said it so perfectly while at Piratefest in December. His statement not only embodies the game as a whole, it presents a philosophy that Cora vows to live by as the newly appointed third base coach for the Pirates. Base running seemed to be one of the c...

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