Through The Prospect Port Hole: Colin Selby

For a Major League Baseball team to be successful in each years June Amateur Draft they not only have to “hit” on the early draft picks, but also do deep dives to discover hidden gems as you move past the top 5 to 10 rounds. Sometimes these searches take you to places that have onlyContinue reading “Through The Prospect Port Hole: Colin Selby”

Passing It On: The 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates

If I randomly polled Pittsburgh Pirates fans in my general age group as to the pinnacle of their fandom, the vast majority of them would more than likely recall the magical night of the Pirates Wild Card/“Blackout” Game versus the Reds on October 1, 2013. Believe me that is definitely up there and I can’tContinue reading “Passing It On: The 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates”

Bringing Out the Worst In People

We as baseball bloggers, podcasters, writers, insiders, personalities, etc. are all in the same boat; attempting to do our jobs without the sport we cover actually being played. This was fine for the few months in between the Washington Nationals World Series Championship and the beginning of Spring Training because we all knew it wouldContinue reading “Bringing Out the Worst In People”

Fruits of My Passion: The 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates

Think back to a time in your life when you were just young enough to still not have a care in the world, but had enough money burning a hole in your pocket that you could spend it on some unnecessary things. For me the year was 2005 and for my friends and I thatContinue reading “Fruits of My Passion: The 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates”

Through The Prospect Port Hole: Sergio Campana

Last week I took a trip to the Dominican Summer League and found a freak of nature, Shendrik Apostel. This young man sets himself apart from others by his size and power. While I was down there another athletic freak caught my eye, but this time it was due to his speed and defense prowess.Continue reading “Through The Prospect Port Hole: Sergio Campana”

In A World Without Baseball

Baseball has survived everything imaginable. World wars and American tragedies have only slowed the game. Nothing has ever brought it to a screeching halt, until now. It has often rallied us together, given us comfort or a sense of normalcy. Now the sounds of the ball hitting the leather of the catcher’s mitt, the crack […]

My Letter to Rob Manfred: One Man’s Plea

Dear Rob, I know that you have been very busy over the past couple of week, so I hope you can find some time to read this. I am just an average baseball fan, with no real motivation to write you other than the fact that I miss the game and only want you toContinue reading “My Letter to Rob Manfred: One Man’s Plea”

The Battle To “Save” Baseball

How many of you have ever been in a fight with someone? I am not limiting the answer to this to a question strictly about physical altercations. This isn’t the same thing as have you ever taken a punch? It could have been argument with a friend, teacher, co-worker, loved one or even stranger. IContinue reading “The Battle To “Save” Baseball”

Watching It Grow: The 1997 Pittsburgh Pirates

“The Freak Show” as they affectionately came to be known thanks to Pirates long time announcer, Greg Brown, have been the inspiration for a few segments on AT&T Sports Net (as well as the past incarnations of the same network), promotions at PNC Park and multiple articles over the past 20 plus years. Our ownContinue reading “Watching It Grow: The 1997 Pittsburgh Pirates”

Through The Prospect Port Hole: Shendrik Apostel

Merriam-Webster’s defines a freak of nature as a person or thing that is very unusual or abnormal. In many situations this could potentially be seen as a negative, except when it comes to sports. In the sports world a freak of nature or athletic freak has attention showered on them, is celebrated at times andContinue reading “Through The Prospect Port Hole: Shendrik Apostel”