Colin Dunlap


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Dunlap: What’s The Rush With A Fleury Decision?

There’s a big, vast gray area between Jim Rutherford and Mike Milbury when it comes to their opinions of Marc-Andre Fleury.

10/23/2014

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The Pirates Hot Stove Report With Colin Dunlap: Oct. 22, 2014

In this edition of “The Pirates Hot Stove Report with Colin Dunlap,” Colin talks about the loss of Jeff Banister and answers your questions from the mail bag.

93-7 The Fan–10/22/2014

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Dunlap: Antonio Brown Trick Play A Thing Of Beauty

There’s not much distance between making a really stupid playcall and assembling a brilliant one. Most times it comes down to the result — plain and simple.

10/21/2014

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Texas Rangers Hire Pirates Jeff Banister As New Manager

Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister has been hired as the manager of the Texas Rangers.

10/17/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Thanks, Jeff Banister

Everyone has a Jeff Banister story. How can you not?

93-7 The Fan–10/16/2014

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Dunlap: For Pitt, It Has Come Down To Quarterback Play

Pitt is Pitt — or are we supposed to call them ‘Pittsburgh’ — because they haven’t been able to find good enough players in recent years. And, more to the point, a good enough quarterback.

10/16/2014

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The Inaugural Pirates Hot Stove Report With Colin Dunlap

In the first edition of the “Pirates Hot Stove Report,” Colin Dunlap takes a look at some of the more pressing offseason issues the team will have to address.

93-7 The Fan–10/15/2014

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Dunlap: Pass To Brown Just Plain Selfish

Less than a week after Mike Tomlin spoke at his Tuesday media gathering about discipline, and after the head coach seemed to not take kindly to the notion — even indicating his race was a factor — that he was a player’s coach, Tomlin got walked all over on Sunday by a couple of his guys.

10/06/2014

Jordy Mercer #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is congratulated by Russell Martin #55 after Mercer scored against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the first inning at AT&T Park on July 28, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Dunlap: Thanks Again, Pirates

This is the second season in a row. The second time we sit here, the day after, with hearts ripped apart not knowing exactly how to feel. The second time in a row we invested [...]

10/02/2014

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Dunlap: This All Comes Down To Eddie’s Right Arm

The people in our fair city will jam the North Shore on Wednesday night, will sardine into T cars that go under a river and bottleneck a bridge that crosses the same one for the chance to see the Pirates hopefully push on to the playoffs proper.

10/01/2014

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Dunlap: Mike Tomlin Needs To Start Acting, Quit Talking

No one likes fun more than me. Well, maybe except Antonio Brown. Dance, dance, dance. Have your fun, go crazy and go wild — until it costs your team. That’s what happened, again, on Sunday [...]

09/29/2014

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Dunlap: It’s In The Effort, Not Result For Martin

With the Pirates and Russell Martin, it really might come down to the effort and not the result. If the effort is made — a fair and honest effort by the Pirates — I don’t [...]

09/25/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Clint Hurdle Fights Through The Pain

Clint Hurdle says a prayer each morning.

93-7 The Fan–09/18/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Time To Fight Back Against Ray Rice, Ravens Fans

What a small man Ray Rice is. I already thought this, but think it even more this Monday morning after seeing a video posted by TMZ in which Rice, the Baltimore Ravens’ running back, is purportedly shown punching his then-fiancée (now wife) Janay Palmer in the face back in February in an Atlantic City casino elevator.

93-7 The Fan–09/08/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Walker Autograph Story Way Overblown

There really is no Neil Walker autograph controversy.

93-7 The Fan–09/06/2014

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