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Mother of Pirates C Elias Diaz kidnapped in Venezuela

Major League Baseball has been hit with some serious news on Thursday. News broke that the mother of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz was kidnapped in Venezuela.Citing Venezuelan website Meridiano, Elizabeth Bloom of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that “Diaz’s mother was kidnapped in San Francisco, in the state of Zulia, on Thursday afternoon.”Pirates president Frank Coonelly...
Via Sportsnaut
February 08, 2018  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates to wear 1979 throwback jerseys on Sundays

The Pittsburgh Pirates are getting a lot of attention after unveiling the throwback jerseys they will wear in the 2016 season. With spring training getting started this month and pitchers and catchers reporting, the Pirates decided to show off some new threads they’ll be debuting. The uniforms feature yellow tops and pillbox hats like the ones the team wore in 1979 when they won...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Ownership cheapness explained in pictures

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug Some visual aides to help fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates come to terms with an utterly disheartening offseason… You might not know Pirates’ Inside Sales Representative Kyle G., but I do.  I know Kyle well.  Ever since I bought two Wild Card game tickets in October, Kyle has been e-mailing me once or twice a month to tell me about all of the GREAT season...
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Who is to blame? Part 2 of 3.

Read Part 1 of the series right here. Last time, we examined the good and bad of Pittsburgh Pirates’ owner Bob Nutting, President Frank Coonelly, and General Manager Neal Huntington.  Here, we’ll take a look at the positives and negatives of some of the Pirates’ other decision makers. Clint Hurdle, Manager Hurdle; Image credit carpetbaggery The Good:  Hurdle was a well-respected...
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: PiratesFanAdvisor another Coonelly gaffe

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug       (Opening image credit usatoday) The website was up and gone so quickly that if you weren’t talking Pirates’ baseball today, you probably missed it.  Luckily, at first gazing upon the sheer idiocy of the concept myself, I immediately preserved a screen shot, like an astronomer wtinessing the sudden, unexpected beauty of a collapsing star.  BEHOLD...
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Plucking the Appel of the Draft

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug      (opening image credit, Baltimore Sun) A quick, numbered rundown of the opening day of MLB’s June Amateur Draft… 1.  The Pittsburgh Pirates had to be absolutely elated when the projected #1 overall pick on most draft boards- Stanford RHP Mark Appel- dropped the whole way to the Bucco’s spot at #8, a fall potentially rooted in Major League Baseball...
June 05, 2012  |  1 Comment

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