Pirates Pre and Postgame,
Host, “Nobody Asked Me” podcast
Chris Mack is the Pre and Postgame Host of Pittsburgh Pirates coverage on 93.7 The Fan. He can also be heard nights and weekends as a fill-in host on 93-7 The Fan, as well as on his “Nobody Asked Me” podcast at Radio.com and iTunes.
Chris graduated from Baldwin High School and then from Penn State.
The versatile local broadcaster has won several A.I.R. Awards for excellence. He was heard on 93.7 before it became a sports station as a DJ during the K-Rock and B94 days. He also gained experience as a sports talk show host for the former 1250 ESPN as well as Trib Live Radio.
He moonlights as a P.A. announcer for soccer, baseball and wrestling events at Pitt.
It almost felt like Opening Day. And in a sense, for some, it was.
For Pirate fans, at least at the moment, it’s a move that can give them some hope that the light at the end of their post-Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole tunnel may be brightening sooner than expected.
Despite two years of losing, an offseason of shedding stars, a first week of Spring Training that drew critical words from the clubhouse, and a declining payroll, Bob Nutting has decided to turn the adage of ‘actions speak louder than words’ back on to the players.
Francisco Cervelli called MLB’s new rule limiting non-pitching change mound visits “the worst thing I’ve ever heard.”
A bandage has been ripped off. And now the wounds of a difficult offseason can start to scab over and heal, as baseball was once again the focus during the first Full Squad workouts at Pirate City.
A disgruntled second baseman, a frightened but thankful catcher, and a somewhat naïve general manager walk into camp…
Neal Huntington insisted the Pirates are focused on winning and suggested they’re better than before trading Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen.
Josh Harrison is not backing down. If the Pirates’ focus isn’t on winning, from top-to-bottom, he wants out. “I want to win. And if that’s not what they want to do here, trade me.”
Gregory Polanco and Adam Frazier arrived just in time for Day 4 of workouts at Pirate City, and both talked about expectations going into the first season of baseball in Pittsburgh without Andrew McCutchen in a decade.
Day 3 of Pitchers & Catchers was all set to be another “some guys pitched, some guys took infield, and then there was batting practice” kind of Spring Training Groundhog Day. Then David Freese went in on everyone.
David Freese has had enough.
Enough of losing, enough of watching great players shipped out, and enough of the kind of attitude on the field and in the clubhouse that doesn’t seem to care about losing.
One key difference between Day 1 and Day 2 was provided: Starling Marte arrived and spoke with the media via translator Mike Gonzalez after working out.
Valentine’s Day was celebrated with the first full day of workouts for pitchers and catchers, three more veteran position players arriving, and Clint Hurdle’s first media availability of the new year going over 20 minutes.
Tuesday was Physical Day at Pirate City, technically the day before any real work is supposed to begin. Nonetheless, there was action around the complex in Bradenton.
Both Francisco Cervelli and Ivan Nova believe that part of moving on from the departures of McCutchen and Cole includes being leaders, but don’t think they necessarily need to change anything about the way they act to embrace a leadership role.