PITTSBURGH -- No one in the Pirates' clubhouse wants to dwell on the fact that nearly every minute of their first nine games have been played in near-freezing temperatures.

As Josh Bell reminded reporters following Wednesday's snow squall of a loss to Minnesota at PNC Park, both sides are experiencing the same conditions.

That is correct, good sir.

Iván Nova didn't provide much more insight when I approached him prior to a Sunday afternoon game against the Reds, one the Pirates would win 5-0 to improve to 7-2.

"I just don't think about it," Nova said. "Don't think about it at all. I don't change anything."

That's all well and good, but running around in the cold after six weeks in Florida loses its luster pretty quick, doesn't it?

"We just try to forget about it," Michael...

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