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Pirates Fans Could Establish PNC Park as the Toughest Playoff Baseball Atmosphere

Tonight the Pittsburgh Pirates will take on the San Francisco Giants, hosting the NL Wild Card Game for the second straight year at PNC Park. Last year, the Wild Card Game featured one of the best baseball atmospheres I’ve ever witnessed. The players noticed this as well. “It was unbelievably loud. I couldn’t hear myself talk,” Andrew McCutchen said. “You’ve got 40,000...
Via Pirates Prospects
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avast ye matey, John Axford dons Pirate garb to celebrate joining Pirates (photo)

When the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed John Axford off waivers on Thursday, the team probably did not expect that the relief pitcher would so wholeheartedly greet the sudden change of scenery. So much so, in fact, that Axford, something of an eccentric fellow in his own right, outfitted himself in full pirate garb in order to […] The post Avast ye matey, John Axford dons Pirate garb...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

John Axford Dons Full Pirates Costume To Greet Pittsburgh Fans (Photo)

John Axford knows how to make a good first impression. The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed the 31-year-old right-handed reliever off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, and Axford was quick to greet his new fanbase with a hello they would really appreciate. #AhoyPittsburgh http://t.co/1FORchsEWw— John Axford (@JohnAxford) August 15, 2014 Axford, who will soon trade in his...
Via NESN.com
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Add John Axford to Bolster Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired relief pitcher John Axford yesterday from the Cleveland Indians. The acquisition was a straight waiver claim. Cleveland had the option of retaining Axford by pulling him off of waivers. Instead the Indians chose to allow Axford to go to the Pirates. The Indians get nothing in return. The Pirates do assume the remainder of Axford’s contract. He is...
Via Hidden Vigorish
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians Deal Axford to Pittsburgh

John Axford’s time in Cleveland came and went rather quickly, as the former closer is no longer a member of the club. Axford signed a one-year deal with the Indians to fill their void at closer back in December. Just about eight months later and Axford is no longer an Indian. In a rather low-key move on Thursday afternoon, the Indians dealt Axford away to the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Axford getting back to early-season form

CLEVELAND -- After struggling and being in bullpen limbo for awhile, John Axford has been showing signs of his early-season form. Axford came in with one out in the eighth inning of Monday's 7-1 win against the Reds and worked the final 1 2/3 innings. Even though the Indians had a four-run lead when Axford came in, there were two runners on and the on-deck batter represented...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

John Axford beats D-backs mascot in rock, paper, scissors

Your browser does not support iframes.Cleveland Indians closer John Axford defeated Arizona Diamondbacks mascot D. Baxter the Bobcat in a quick game of rock, paper, scissors before Wednesday's game at Chase Field.Axford and the D-backs mascot both chose paper and rock in the first and second rounds, but Axford sealed the win in the third round by choosing scissors while D. Baxter...
Via Holdout Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Realistic expectations for John Axford in 2014

On October 31, 2013, the Cleveland Indians released their controversial closer Chris Perez. The energetic Perez struggled tremendously down the stretch in 2013, and his struggles on the field, along with all the off-the-field drama, made the Indians decide it was time to part ways with the two-time All-Star. This left the Indians looking for someone to fill the closer’s role for...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John Axford was tipping pitches in Milwaukee

John Axford, new Cleveland Indians closer, might have to thank the St. Louis Cardinals for potentially reviving his career. The National Post, a Toronto publication, had an article on Sunday about the Canadian’s “pivotal, profitable” late-season stint with the Cardinals in 2013. MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian retweeted the article on Twitter. Per the article, after the late August...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

John Axford non-tender opens familiar hole for St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals accomplished many of their offseason goals within the first month of the offseason, but their latest decision once again opened up what has been a perennial issue in their bullpen. The Cardinals decided Monday to non-tender, or not offer a contract, to 31-year-old righthanded relief pitcher John Axford. Axford was the one player on the roster to suffer that...
Via i70baseball
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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