Consider me a little disappointed in the pre-game news conferences for Wednesday’s National League Wild Card Game. I’ll admit, my expectations weren’t very realistic, but I saw the discussion going much differently in my mind. I envisioned something very similar to a scene from Marvel’s “The Avengers,” where Loki tells Tony Stark, “I have an […]
After the Pirates’ 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Monday night, an old college classmate of mine posted a tweet with the Webster’s Dictionary definition of the word microcosm. I thought it was a perfect summation of the evening considering the missed opportunities, game-changing mistakes and the wasting of a masterful pitching performance. How […]
As Neil Walker’s sixth full season in the big leagues comes to a close, the writing on the wall couldn’t be more clear, per the Trib’s Rob Biertempfel. All indications from both Walker and the Pirates’ management suggest that Walker will not remain a Pirate after his salary arbitration period expires at the end of […]
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. In which case, Pirates fans should be tickled pink these days. Not because the team is in the thick of a division race that has become more intense in the past two weeks. Not because the Pirates have, arguably, the deepest, most versatile roster of […]
While the country anticipates the return of America’s game tonight (Mike and Dave’s Black and Gold Pregame Show starts at 6:00!), a couple of American teams are approaching pivotal moments. The US Men’s National Soccer team was thumped by Brazil (4-1) in their last match together before the October 10th showdown against Mexico at the […]
It’s time to put the general public on notice. You have about 48 hours to get “Deflate Gate” and the latest re-boot of “Spy Gate” out of your system. Once the ball kicks off between the Steelers and Patriots at Gilette Stadium Thursday night, this whole thing is over. The NFL had the rare opportunity […]
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