PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN/AP) — In 2013 the Pirates improbably shed their loser label. If they wish not for that label to be replaced by the word “fluke,” they must meet higher expectations in 2014, and both players and executives are comfortable raising the bar.
The montage looked back at the loss and how some of the guys in the clubhouse reacted to it after it was all said and done.
As the Bucs prepare for Game 3 against St. Louis, Pirate fever is taking the region by storm.
The Pirates arrived home Friday night after taking Game 2 of their playoff series in St. Louis.
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.
The last Pirates starter to get the nod in a playoff game before the Pirates took on the Reds in the wild card play-in game, Doug Drabek joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller to describe what it was like taking the mound again and throwing out the first pitch before the teams historic playoff game.
Our latest installment of Legends For The FAN was with Kentucky Men’s Basketball Head Coach and Pittsburgh native John Calipari. Calipari sat down with our own Bob Pompeani to talk about everything from taking in the Pirates-Reds game, if he ever had any desire to be the head coach at Pitt and the upcoming Coaches vs Cancer event.
From the very start, last night’s crowd for the Wild Card game at PNC Park, wearing their black flags and black clothing, may have impacted the game. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle noticed it early.
Pitt basketball fans will tell you how the Oakland Zoo is the sixth man for their home games. The Steelers have long had a 12th man for games at Three Rivers and now at Heinz Field.
The Pittsburgh Pirates took the field last night for a Wild Card matchup against the Cincinnati Reds with a secret weapon – the 40,487 fans in the stands.
Despite his history playing against the Pirates, former Pirate Sid Bream says he’s still pulling for the Pirates in the playoffs and is even more excited for their fans to get the playoff team they’ve long deserved.
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.
Tickets for Tuesday’s post-season game at PNC Park are going to be near impossible to get.
CINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — Before Saturday’s pivotal game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced the setup for his pitching rotation when they begin the MLB postseason Tuesday.
Pirates’ manager Clint Hurdle is known to have some choice words for players and umpires from time to time, but it’s his words of wisdom off the field that are really hitting home.