Found July 06, 2012 on Unathletic:

Who’s in first place in the National League Central? You guessed it, the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you’re a legit baseball fan you’re pulling for the Pirates to hang on all season. They are over due and deserve to make the playoffs more than other team in MLB. Let’s hope the Gatorade showers keep coming…


Matt Hague recalled; Eric Fryer optioned to AAA

INF/OF Matt Hague has been recalled from Indianapolis andC Eric Fryer has been optioned to Indianapolis. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 7, 2012 Matt Hague has been recalled after playing well in the International League since his last demotion. In his eight games since being optioned on June 27th, he was 11 for 35 (.314) with three doubles and a home run. Eric Fryer goes...

Bigger Shock: Melissa Satta In Bikini Or BF Kevin-Price Boateng In Pirates Hat?

Kudos to the Pittsburgh Pirates this morning. Your hat was being worn by Euro soccer stud Kevin-Prince Boateng yesterday in Sardinia while he was on holiday with the World’s Hottest Soccer WAG, Melissa Satta. Sure, more guys figure the story here is Satta’s ass in this bikini. Wrong. How the hell does Boateng, a German, end up wearing a Pirates hat. Does he realize the Bucs...

Game 84 Live Chat: Pirates vs. Giants

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'Dude, Where's My Car?' Propels Pirates to 10 Games over .500

Recall this scene from Dude, Where's My Car?, because it is the reason the Pittsburgh Pirates are leading the NL Central by 2 games. Every time a Pirate knocks an extra base hit, teammates flash... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Game 84 Live Chat: Pirates vs Giants

2012 Fantasy Baseball, Week 14: Buy Low On Carlos Santana, Sell High On Joel Hanrahan

Joel Hanrahan (credits below) I’m back from my one-week vacation to San Francisco, and with me comes the greatest column in the history of the world (according to the author, and most likely his mother).

Sell High: Joel Hanrahan

Joel Hanrahan is not only an All-Star, but a Proven Closer © as well. Since 2010, he has been one of the best closers in baseball, and a great...

Pirates Poised to Strike Thanks to Easy Schedule

Heading into this season, the greatest challenge for the Pittsburgh Pirates appeared to be surviving their first forty games.  When the schedule was released, the Pirates -on paper- were believed to have the toughest first third of the season.  On the outset, it seemed unfair to have the least successful sports franchise over the last two decades start the season against NL contenders...

GAMEDAY: Pirates vs. Giants

 Giants (45-48) at Pirates (46-36) 7:05 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports The San Francisco Giants are in town for the weekend, as the Bucs look to keep things rolling at home before the All-Star break begins next week. PNC Park should be full all weekend and it should be a blast if the Pirates keep it going. About the Giants: San Fran took...

Pirates 2, Astros 0

Jeff Karstens scattered four hits over eight innings and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Houston Astros 2-0 on Thursday night. Karstens (2-2) struck out a season-high eight against just one walk as the Pirates completed their first four-game sweep of the Astros at home since 1979. Joel Hanrahan pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save. Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee...

Giants-Pirates Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates' recent surge combined with their staggering success at home has made them the surprise leaders in the NL Central. The San Francisco Giants' struggles have cost them their division lead. The Pirates will try to capitalize on the slumping Giants and continue their dominance at PNC Park in the opener of this three-game series Friday night. Pittsburgh...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros – Game 82

I think the best part about being a Pirates fan right now is the huge swing in emotions from every other year.  Being a Pirates fan for the past twenty years was like this: Being a Pirates fan like now just makes the sun shine every day. Read the recap! First Pitch:  7:05 PM EST [...]

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants – Game 83

Lefty vs. Lefty in the first game of this series. Also a battle of two guys who had a ton of promise but never quite lived up to the potential. The Pirates lost the first series two games to one. Time to get some revenge. What an outing by Jeff Karstens last night.  Just unreal. [...]
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