Pirates Spring Training Is Set To Begin

Even as snow continues to fall here in Western Pennsylvania, Spring is in the air; Spring Training that is. Just yesterday we all got one step closer to seeing our Pittsburgh Pirates take the field in their home away from home at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Florida; well, actually it will be at Ed SmithContinue reading “Pirates Spring Training Is Set To Begin”

Living In The Past: From Archer To Walker

Back on the evening of Halloween 2020, the Pirates declined Chris Archer’s $11 million option for 2021; choosing instead to buyout his contract for $250,000, immediately making him a free agent and seemingly bringing an end to the often criticized trade that sent Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows and Shane Baz to the Rays in exchangeContinue reading “Living In The Past: From Archer To Walker”

Through The Prospect Porthole: The Forgotten

All too often baseball fans casually glance through each teams’ Top 30 Prospect List and assume that these are the only guys that matter; that these are the only ones that are going to make it. Pittsburgh Pirates Fans are no different. And if we are being totally honest, I used to be no different.Continue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: The Forgotten”

As Pirates Fans Look To The Future, The Team Still Has To Live In Present

If you take a minute to look at or listen to news and information concerning the Pittsburgh Pirates on social media, in articles and blogs and on any number of podcasts, it may take you a little while to find more than a couple of details concerning any player that will take the field forContinue reading “As Pirates Fans Look To The Future, The Team Still Has To Live In Present”

The Pirates $3 Million In Financial Commitments

Historically the Pittsburgh Pirates almost always a bottom five payroll in Major League Baseball, especially over the past 25 years or so. Robert Nutting is a cheap owner, which is known by everyone around the league. Over the past three months the Pirates have cut approximately $27 to $29 off their projected payroll by notContinue reading “The Pirates $3 Million In Financial Commitments”

Get To The Point

Over the years it has become a tradition, especially when we are hosting visitors from out of town, for myself and my family to board one of the boats in the Gateway Clipper Fleet to get from Station Square to PNC Park when attending a Pittsburgh Pirates game. Not only is it a completely uniqueContinue reading “Get To The Point”

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”