Found May 21, 2012 on WHYGAVS?:
Back in my earliest days of being a Pirate fan, I had a pretty well-defined daily routine during baseball season. If it was a school night, I'd watch the earliest part of the Pirates' game (on KBL!) and go to bed at whatever time my parents deemed appropriate for school nights. If it was summer, I'd be allowed to stay up a little later and fall asleep with Lanny Fratarre or Kent Derdivanis on the radio, calling the game as it faded into my dreams. School night or summer, the next morning would always begin the same way: I'd wake up, hop out of bed, and run down the hall to find my dad shaving in the bathroom to ask him the same question. "Did we win? Did we win?" Most mornings I'd seen enough of the game from the night before to know what the answer would be. As much as any baseball fan loves baseball and it's unpredictability, you learn pretty early on that the game has its rhythyms. Some nights, I'd go to bed with the Pirates ahead or behind b...

How long do you stick with Clint Barmes?

Through 40 games, Clint Barmes is hitting .171/.200/.285. Last night, he drew a walk and doubled his season walk total. It's true that he was mostly signed to play defense, but it's hard to say that his defense has been anything better than about average at shortstop this year. Still, he's started more games than any Pirate other than Neil Walker this year. So how long...

Pirates acquire Drew Sutton from Atlanta

#Pirates acquire infielder Drew Sutton from Atlanta organization for cash considerations and assign him to Triple-A Indianapolis. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 20, 2012 The Pirates have acquired 28-year old utility infielder Drew Sutton from Atlanta for cash. With both Chase d’Arnaud and Jordy Mercer in AAA, he will probably serve as a backup unless one of those two...

The Pirates' offense is a problem without an immediate solution

The Pirates' offense is bad this year. That's an understatement: they've got 118 runs in 41 games, which is an average of less than three runs per game. They're on pace to score 466 runs. As a franchise, the Pirates have never scored fewer than 567 runs in a 162 game season. Even the brutally bad Pirates of the 1950s never dropped below the 500 run mark. So yes, the...

Game 42 Live Chat: Pirates vs. Mets

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Correia's last stand?

Kevin Correia is taking the mound for the Pirates again this afternoon, even though it seems like everyone everywhere thinks this is a bad idea except for Clint Hurdle (and maybe Neal Huntington, who knows?). The Pirates have better options, most of Correia's starts have generally resembled ticking time bombs, and the Tigers' lineup is absolutely capable of just destroying...

Game 43 Live Chat: Pirates vs Mets

Turn back the clock night

On April 2, 2007, Erik Bedard and Johan Santana faced off on Opening Day in the Metrodome. Both pitchers were 28 years old, with Santana coming off of his second Cy Young Award and Bedard coming off of a breakout year that would help vault him to a career year in 2007. They were among the best the American League had to offer. In 2012, the duo will meet up in PNC Park tonight and...

GAMEDAY: Pirates vs. Mets

Mets (22-19) at Pirates (19-22) 7:05 PM EST—PNC Park, Pittsburgh Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports The Bucs are back at PNC Park this week, and will kick off the homestand with a three-game set against the New York Mets. About the Mets: Most people didn’t expect a whole lot from the Mets in 2012, but they’ve been a pleasant surprise so far this year. Their pitching...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Mets – Game 43

A gutty win?  Homeruns?  Offense?  Great work from the bullpen? That is everything the Pirates had last night.  It looked bleak, but the Pirates chipped away and got the job done.  Michael McKenry is basically going to be a lifelong Pirate if he keeps this up. First Pitch:  7:05 PM EST Where to Watch:  Root [...]

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Mets – Game 44

If I was any starting pitcher in the league I would look long and hard at the Pirates lack of offense over the past few years before I decided to sign in Pittsburgh.  Nate McLouth continues to get important at bats…… Thank goodness for Triple A pitching depth though. First Pitch: 12:35 PM EST Where [...]

Betting on the Mets

Record 18-22 Bank Account -270 Mets at Pirates - I feel as though many pitchers I typically bet against are on the hill today which includes Charlie Morton, Kevin Millwood, Bronson Arroyo, etc. What can I say about the Pirates that hasn't been said? They simply have the worst offense in baseball, but Andrew McCutchen is very hot right now. The Pirates have scored two or less...
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