Tag: John Russell

Forgiving John Russell

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This Date in Pirates History: January 5

No big transactions or big name players born on this date on this date in Pittsburgh Pirates history but plenty of players to get...

Heyman: Pirates aggressive in free agency

Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman posted an interesting tweet earlier today.

Pirates fire John Russell

Just a few quick thoughts, while I have a minute. Here is Neal Huntington’s statement, via Dejan Kovacevic at the PBC Blog.

John Russell Fired, Neal Huntington Retained

The Pittsburgh Pirates have fired manager John Russell after a weekend full of speculation on the move.  Neal Huntington has said that the search...

Russell to be Fired Tomorrow?

There has been speculation this weekend that Pittsburgh Pirates manager John Russell will be fired next week.  Dejan Kovacevic mentioned that the Pirates are...

Is it the manager’s fault?

Lastings Milledge is on second base after leading off an inning with a double, and the Pirates appear to have something cooking. The next batter hits a two-hopper directly to the shortstop and Milledge takes off for third. He is easily thrown out. After the game, an exasperated fan calls the local radio station and asserts that John Russell has clearly lost this team. Is he right?

Why is John Russell the manager?

John Russell has taken his fair share of criticism during his time as the Pirates' manager, some of which has been justified. Despite the historic losing and the anger heaped down from the fanbase, he is still standing unfazed in the Bucs' dugout. That, in itself, is a testament to why Neal Huntington chose him to lead this team.

Coonelly: Huntington and Russell were extended through 2011

Pirates' president Frank Coonelly announced today that general manager Neal Huntington and manager John Russell had their contracts extended through 2011 this past offseason. This information had not been made public previously.
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