The other shoe dropped for A.J. Burnett on Friday afternoon. It was Gerrit Cole’s gigantic shoe, vehemently stomping out the possibility that Burnett should touch the baseball again in this best of five, National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Some 40,000 fans packed PNC Park to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night.
Be proud, Pittsburgh. This one was for you. Actually, more accurately, this one might have been because of you — at least to some degree. And maybe to a pretty deep degree.
On Tuesday night during this playoff game, here is a sampling of three tweets that you might see that could wholly impact whether the Pirates advance past the Reds.
Good for Antonio Brown. If you’re going to run your yap, you better show up —- and he did.
We can’t let this happen. Not as Pittsburghers. Not as Pirates fans.
If Steelers Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley were smart, he would unleash quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, let him go no-huddle, chuck that thing all over the yard.
Maurkice Pouncey is done. He’s finished, kaput. At least for 2013. The Steelers’ all-everything center and lynchpin of that offensive line was done-in on Sunday by some friendly fire, a cut-block-gone-bad from right guard David DeCastro.
After 20 Years Its Time To Celebrate
Go ahead and soothe yourself — if you’d like — and say the Steelers lost an independent game on Sunday when they fell to the Tennessee Titans, 16-9, in the season opener at Heinz Field.
Pitt didn’t lose Monday night because of any gameplan. Pitt lost Monday night because they played Florida State. Period. That’s the end.
This feels like Penguins season, huh? Well, at least that part before the playoff breakdown — you know, the part when general manager Ray Shero went out and cobbled together a club that was supposed to make a run toward a title.
I’m ready to roll with Charlie Morton. Ready to hand him the ball in this pennant race in a game of profound significance.
Takes all kinds, I guess. And over the better part of the last week spent with my wife on the Las Vegas Strip for vacation I’ve seen all kinds. Or, at least, most kinds.
Much has been made of Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke’s precipitous slide in production since the All-Star Break.