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.
Just one day after his team clinched their first playoff berth since 1992, Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller to talk about putting this team together and what it was like celebrating last night’s playoff clinching victory over the Cubs.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have been the surprise of the year in Major League Baseball. And they paid a surprise visit Tuesday morning at Spring Hill Elementary School
KDKA-TV’s Bob Pompeani went into the Pirates clubhouse today and attempted to talk with Pirates Starter AJ Burnett about his blowup on the field yesterday over the Pirates defensive shifts, and it didn’t go over very well.
A kid on the hill is unhittable, Pedro breaks out of a slump to driving in the winning run, the hometown kid flips to first for the final out, and 20 years of mediocrity and worse is over.
Pirates Bench Coach Jeff Banister has been with the organization for 28 years, and has held to deal with the losing streak for most of that time. He joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller to discuss what it’s like finally putting an end to the streak and what the teams goals are from here.
DENVER (93-7 THE FAN) — In 2007 manager Clint Hurdle abruptly turned the Rockies into a playoff team, and on Friday he led the Pirates (70-44), the current National League flag-bearer, into Coors Field to meet Colorado (52-64) for a three-game series in an effort to inch closer to the team’s first playoff berth and winning season since before the Rockies existed.
Pirates Catcher Russell Martin got the day off in the series finale against the Miami Marlins, but when his name was called to pinch hit late in a tied game, he came up clutch as the Pirates completed the three game sweep.
The few thousand Pirates fans who attended the ball club’s first annual Faith Night after Thursdays 13-0 loss to the Cardinals were treated to an different, more personal side of several Pirates players and staff.
In the final year of his contract, AJ Burnett admits he has thought from time to time about what the future holds for him, and talked with Joe Starkey of Starkey, Miller and Mueller about that and what it has been like being a part of this Pirates team.
Jason Grilli landed on the 15-day DL today with a right forearm strain suffered in last night’s 6-5 victory over the Nationals, and after the game he spoke with broadcaster Greg Brown. Brown joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller on The FAN to tell us what Grilli had to say about his injury.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle joined Vinnie & Cook on Friday with his team just hours away from starting a crucial three-game weekend series against the Reds in Cincinnati.
Pirates president Frank Coonelly joined The Fan Morning Show on Friday to discuss the start of the second half of the season, which begins tonight in Cincinnati.
Considering his historically futile Pittsburgh Pirates now boast the best record in baseball, riding a nine-game winning streak to 51-30, please allow manager Clint Hurdle to wax philosophical about his achievement.
MLB.com executive correspondent Richard Justice doesn’t think the Pirates are a joke. He tells Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan’s Vinnie & Cook why he has bought in to the Buccos.