What a Difference a Year Makes

Way back when, somewhere around March in 2019, long before we ever heard about COVID-19 or the extreme effects it would have on every facet of our daily lives, The Pittsburgh Pirates Starting Rotation was supposed to be the strength of the club.

Open Auditions Being Held: The Future Centerfielder of the Pittsburgh Pirates

For quite a few years, 13 to 14 by my estimation, there has always been a clear heir apparent who would tasked with the duty of patrolling centerfield at aaa for the Pittsburgh Pirates. As Chris Duffy, and at times Rajai Davis, were taking turns trying to hold down the middle of the outfield inContinue reading “Open Auditions Being Held: The Future Centerfielder of the Pittsburgh Pirates”

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”

Through The Prospect Port Hole: Juan Jerez

After a quick trip back to the states to profile right handed pitching prospect Colin Selby, my attention was drawn back to the Dominican Summer League and the Pirates1 squad. I understand that it is very hard to project the abilities of a 16 or 17 year old kid, but what are you supposed toContinue reading “Through The Prospect Port Hole: Juan Jerez”

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”

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”

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”

Just A Little Getaway: Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball and Me

We all have hobbies, interests, passions or activities that allow us to escape the “hustle and bustle” of daily life; bills, work and anything else that causes us stress and anxiety. For me the one constant “escape” in my life has been Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball. However, I never really looked at it that way becauseContinue reading “Just A Little Getaway: Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball and Me”