Batting practice is underway at PNC Park, and a dozen “ballhawks” armed with gloves chase down home run balls in the left field stands.
The Pirates are welcoming Sgt. Doug Vitale to tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins.
The sun rises on another day at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla., which means Jay Bell is already hard at work. With the new day’s sunshine blaring into his eyes, it didn’t take long to realize, this guy lives and breathes hitting.