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Home Opener Live Discussion: Pirates vs Cardinals, 1:05 PM

After splitting two games in Cincinnati, the Pirates are in Pittsburgh for their home opener on Monday afternoon. They will take on the St Louis Cardinals at 1:05 PM today. Chris Archer will be on the mound against Adam Wainwright. The game will be on ESPN for those who are out of the AT&T SportsNet viewing area.

Today is the 2,500th meeting between the two clubs, dating back to the first Major League home game for the Pirates franchise back on May 10, 1882. Only one pair of teams in Major League history has played more times head-to-head, the Chicago Cubs and Pirates. They played their 2,500th game last May.

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John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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