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I would start this post by asking if you remembered this 5-4 Pirate win over the Cardinals from the 31st of last July, but I suspect that I don’t need to. The Pirates fell behind 4-2 early against Adam Wainwright, but fought their way back to 5-4 on an eighth inning Russell Martin single. The win was the Bucs’ fourth straight win over the Cardinals at PNC Park and it helped turn...
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB adjusts plate-blocking rule on force plays

NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball has adjusted the new rule regarding catchers blocking the plate, saying it won't be called on force plays at home. The tweak came Tuesday, a week after a disputed play in Pittsburgh. Upon review, a call was overturned and a Cincinnati runner was ruled safe when it was determined that Pirates catcher Russell Martin obstructed the path to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade With The Lost Collector: The Lost Collector Finds 8 New Russell Martins!

I completed my second trade with AJ from The Lost Collector. AJ had some Russell Martin as a Yankee cards lying around and I was the lucky recipient of his generosity. My Russ PC has now expanded by 8 and I couldn't be happier (almost 300 close!).This phenomenal Out of Bounds parallel from 2013 Topps is a Russ card I've desired and needed since I first knew...

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh hopes to re-sign Russell Martin

President of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Frank Coonelly, says the organization has hopes of re-signing catcher Russell Martin in the near future, per Joe Starkey.Coonelly on prospect of re-signing Russell Martin: "Our interest level is very high."— Joe Starkey (@JoeStarkey1) June 10, 2014#450408684 / There has not been a lot of news about the re-signing...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
26 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Gypsy Queen Martin Mini Plate.

I recently showed off a Russell Martin Pittsburgh Pirates' Printing Plate from 2014 Gypsy Queen. I was very happy to acquire it, and I'm just as happy to pair that full-sized printing plate with this framed mini plate of Russ which also hails from '14 Gypsy Queen. It's my third Pittsburgh Martin 1/1.The fact that it's the Yellow 1/1 Plate -- combined with the...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Diego police officer refuses to give ball to fans

During Monday night’s Pirates-Padres game at Petco Park in San Diego, a police officer caught a foul ball (on a hop, mind you) off the bat of Russell Martin. The cop then proceeded to keep the ball for himself, instead of tossing it to one of the fans begging for the ball. If there was a kid around, I’d have more of an issue with this – there’s no reason to give away your...
Via The Outside Corner
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Updates: Russell Martin, Jason Grilli

The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing an interleague doubleheader today against the New York Yankees as they wrap up a three-game series as well as a six-game road trip.  The Pirates are 1-3 on the trip, needing a sweep of the doubleheader today to win the series and head home with a split on the road.  The Pirates are off to an awful start on the season, at 17-24, they're sitting...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Russell Martin not close to returning

The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 15-20 on the season following a 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. Neil Walker and Jordy Mercer each had three hits for the Pirates. Justin Wilson got the win in relief and Mark Melancon picked up his third save of the season. On the injury front, suspended backup catch Russell Martin is eligible to come off the disabled list...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Martin challenged Martin Maldonado to a fight

Russell Martin was still pretty upset about yesterday’s sucker-punch by Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado when he was asked about it before Monday’s game: Russell Martin: “Maybe (in) offseason we can raise some money for charity and battle it out. Me and (Maldonado). I’m throwing it out there.” — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) April 21, 2014 Martin: “If (Maldonado) wants...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Martin to play shortstop during WBC

Getty Image It has been a while since Russell Martin played thirdbase or second base yet he will try to play shortstop during the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Martin, 30, has never played a game at shortstop. “It’s not an easy decision,” Martin said. “I’m doing it because I feel I owe it to the Canadian people to compete for my country, even if I have more of a world...
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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