5 Thoughts At 5…AM

Sometimes we are all stuck up late or waking up early thinking about baseball because we are fans. These are the things that are on my mind right now, which lead to more questions than answers. 1) If the NL and AL teams are pretty much split up, why is the universal DH still aContinue reading “5 Thoughts At 5…AM”

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”

The Pittsburgh Pirates Top 5 Pinch Hitters of All Time

It takes a player with a certain personality makeup to come off the bench ice cold and step into the box, usually in situation with added pressure, to deliver a crucial hit or at the very least just get on base. Some players excel in these types of situations, which often adds to their legendContinue reading “The Pittsburgh Pirates Top 5 Pinch Hitters of All Time”

Top O’The Metric To Yinz: Pure Power

There are countless ways for MLB teams to score runs, with almost endless combinations of hits, walks, wild pitches, passed balls, stolen bases and even hit by pitches. However, the quickest way to affect the outcome of a game has almost always been the long ball; followed closely by a base clearing triple and aContinue reading “Top O’The Metric To Yinz: Pure Power”

From The Crows Nest: The Milwaukee Brewers Farm System

In the first two articles I took a more in-depth look at the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds Farm System, which have been ranked as #23 and #24 respectively; the first potentially on its way back up toward the top and the latter on a free fall that may not stop until they are atContinue reading “From The Crows Nest: The Milwaukee Brewers Farm System”

Top O’The Metric To Yinz: Putting Balls In Play

Just put the ball in play and anything can happen. It’s a fairly simplistic statement, but sometimes those are the ones with the most truth behind them. If you walk, you only get first base. If you strike out, you are either yelling at the umpire for a missed call or yelling at yourself; eitherContinue reading “Top O’The Metric To Yinz: Putting Balls In Play”

From The Crows Nest: The Cincinnati Reds Farm System

In the first installment of this series I took a look at the Chicago Cubs Farm System because I felt like it was one that has followed a similar path to the Pittsburgh Pirates, at least over the last 10 years or so; on top for a while, falling of at times and attempting toContinue reading “From The Crows Nest: The Cincinnati Reds Farm System”

Top O’The Metric To Yinz: Patient at the Plate

Throughout the years certain stats have been considered to be on the forefront or more highly regarded by experts. For the longest time Batting Average, Home Runs and Runs Batted In were thought of as the gold standard for judging a player’s ability, hence the Triple Crown. Now I am not downplaying these stats andContinue reading “Top O’The Metric To Yinz: Patient at the Plate”

The Path Of A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan

The Seed is Planted: The 1985 Pittsburgh Pirates Children are a finicky lot of characters to say the least. Their favorite foods change week to week, day to day and most times minute to minute, their favorite televisions ebb and flow along with the latest trends and they thrive off of instant gratification, as well asContinue reading “The Path Of A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan”