5 Thoughts At 5: Pirates Opening Day Eve

As the beginning of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 season is almost upon us there are a lot of emotions that have been welling up inside of me over the past few months, ready to come out. Ever since the shutdown went into effect on that sunny Thursday afternoon back in March, it has been oneContinue reading “5 Thoughts At 5: Pirates Opening Day Eve”

Taking Off The Fan Hat: Cheering For The Name On The Front Of The Jersey

I am a Pittsburgh Pirates Fan; always have been. In my 35 years of cheering on the Buccos there have been ups and downs, players have come and gone, ownership has changed hands, a new park has been built and another was torn down and through it all I have persevered. Always trying to keepContinue reading “Taking Off The Fan Hat: Cheering For The Name On The Front Of The Jersey”

Five Thoughts At Five: Moments In Time

Over the last few months my feelings toward Major League Baseball have gone through what feels like a journey through the 5 Stages of Grief; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. With what appears to be no end in sight to the negotiations between MLB and the MLBPA, I look back on the last monthContinue reading “Five Thoughts At Five: Moments In Time”

The Pittsburgh Pirates Top 5 Managers of All Time

In times like these these, both off and hopefully on the field at some point, we need strong leaders to get us through. Now everyone who knows me is aware that I don’t talk politics, at least I try to avoid the topic, so I am not going down that rabbit hole. I also don’tContinue reading “The Pittsburgh Pirates Top 5 Managers of All Time”

Baseball’s Civil War

It’s a tale as old as time, or at least one that has existed since players began taking to ball fields in an organized fashion and especially ever since they have been paid to do so. The battle between players and owners has been been the topic of countless arguments, potential game stoppages, lock-outs, strikes,Continue reading “Baseball’s Civil War”

Inside The Replay Room: The Tale of the Nefarious J.T. Watkins

On October 28, 2018 as the Boston Red Sox hoisted their 9th World Series Title in Los Angeles, hero Alex Cora with his hands on the trophy, there was a man in the shadows. Unbeknownst to anyone, replay room staffer and advanced scouting assistant J.T. Watkins was either giving high fives to all of hisContinue reading “Inside The Replay Room: The Tale of the Nefarious J.T. Watkins”

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”

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 […]