Found July 09, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
  This is pretty hilarious stuff from A.J. Burnett. According to a story via Larry Brown Sports, the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, had good intentions when he went to Twitter yesterday to voice his displeasure that teammate Pedro Alvarez, who has 22 home runs this season, was left off the NL Home Run Derby team by David Wright. Well his beef with Wright quickly became secondary when Burnett repeatedly butchered the spelling of Alvarez’s name. Will somebody explain to me how the hell Pedro Alveras is not in the Homerun Derby? Does the National League not wanna win? #ElToro — AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) July 8, 2013 My bad. Haha. Alveras! #autocorrectsucks — AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) July 8, 2013 Ok,.. Here we go,…Alveraz! #cleanitup34 — AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) July 8, 2013 I quit! ………EL TORO! — AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) July 8, 2013    

A.J. Burnett Blows Up The Rosin Bag For Second Time This Season

Pittsburgh Pirates hurler A.J. Burnett exploded his second rosin bag of the season yesterday against the Chicago Cubs. Ironically, it was against the Cubbies that he did it last time on opening day. Burnett is leading the league in powder explosions with two and on pace to shatter the major league record. The post A.J. Burnett Blows Up The Rosin Bag For Second Time This Season appeared...

Burnett suffers loss — to spellcheck

You can't question A.J. Burnett's loyalty to his teammate. His spelling skills, on the other hand ... On Monday, the Pirates pitcher took to Twitter to compain about teammate and one of the NL's top sluggers , Pedro Alvarez, not being selected for the Home Run Derby . That's A-L-V-A-R-E-Z. Let's see how A.J. did. Will somebody explain to me how the hell Pedro...

Pittsburgh Pirates Pedro Alvarez snubbed for Home Run Derby

Pedro Alvarez The Home Run Derby is one of the most exciting parts of  the Major League Baseball season. The derby is a chance for some of the best power hitters in baseball to show off their skills for their peers and fans but Pittsburgh Pirates Pedro Alvarez was snubbed of that honor this year. Alvarez is batting .250 with 23 home runs and 58 RBIs for the Pirates. That performance...

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AJ Burnett victim of exploding rosin bag prank again (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. AJ Burnett returned from the disabled list to start for Pittsburgh on Sunday, and his Pirates teammates welcomed him back with a familiar prank. Burnett went to the rosin bag after walking Chicago Cubs catcher Welington Castillo in the fourth, and the bag opened up on him. Burnett threw [...]

AJ Burnett has epic struggle to spell Pedro Alvarez’s name

A.J. Burnett made an effort to stand up for teammate Pedro Alvarez on Monday, but he ended up in an embarrassing situation instead. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher was stunned and disappointed to learn that Alvarez, who is third in the NL with 22 home runs this season, was not chosen by David Wright to represent [...]

Pedro Alvarez Selected to Home Run Derby as Injury Replacement

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A.J. Burnett Needs To Work On His Spelling

A.J. Burnett took to Twitter on Tuesday night with very good intentions, but he ended up getting a hard time instead from a whole bunch of folks. A.J took to Twitter initially to voice his concern about teammate Pedro Alvarez not making the N.L. Home Run Derby squad, but he had a little spelling issue. An by little, we mean a big one. Check out his struggle below. Will somebody...

A.J. Burnett doesn’t like rosin bags much, because he’s now destroyed two of them

And he’s well aware it’s his second one of the season. Here’s his first run-in with the rosin bag.

David Price calls out Bryce Harper for HR Derby pick, backs Pedro Alvarez

David Price expressed frustration today via Twitter that Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper, hitherto there seemed to be no rivalry with, was selected to compete in the All-Star Weekend Home Run Derby, rather than Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez. No Pedro Alvarez for #hrderby?? And he’s from NY…Harper is unreal but with 12?! Really?? I love Bryce but Pedro deserves it!...

Pirates Collect Only Three Hits to Lose Fourth-Straight Game

Pedro Alvarez’s 23rd home run was the Pirates’ only extra-base hit. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The Pirates lost 2-1 Tuesday night to the Oakland Athletics to drop their fourth-straight game and third-straight series loss. This fact is significant. Over these three July series, Pittsburgh’s offense has averaged a below-average 8.4 hits and 2.9 runs per game. This fact is more...

Alvarez replaces Gonzalez in HR Derby

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The MLB draft signing deadline is tomorrow at 5 PM EST. To see who the Pirates have already signed, check out the Draft Pick Signing Tracker. In previous years the draft pick signing deadline always had some sort of drama surrounding it. The question marks throughout the years: 2008: Will Pedro Alvarez sign? 2009: Will the Pirates sign any more prep pitchers? 2010: Will Jameson Taillon...

First Pitch: The Actual Value of Platoons

Last night I wrote about how the problem with the Pirates offense this year has been that three positions in the lineup struggle against left-handed pitching. Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker, and the right-field duo of Travis Snider and Jose Tabata have all struggled against lefties this year. Platoons are very underrated. Or should I say the left-handed side of the platoon is underrated...

Demolition Derby Outrage Against Wright

“Yo, dude? What’s up with that? Come on — El Toro’s born and bred in NYC!” That was one Pirates’ fan’s reaction when learning that David Wright had snubbed Pedro Alvarez for the home run derby on Sunday. Alvarez is second in the National League in homers and fifth in MLB. Last night, when he walloped his 23rd home run, this was how Pirates broadcaster Greg Brown called...
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