If they don’t get it together against the Los Angeles Dodgers over the next four games, this very well might be where — looking at it retrospectively — we were able to mark the beginning of the end for the 2014 Pirates season.
Make that money, Neil Walker.
Good on the Pirates. In this instance, at least, good on the Pirates.
In some ways, I have sympathy for Frank Coonelly, Neal Huntington and Kyle Stark.
Call me crazy, that’s fine. But I blindly trust Mario Lemieux.
I wrote these same words at the end of last season; I will write them even more confidently now: Dan Bylsma must be terminated.
Let’s relax a little bit here.
Neil Walker didn’t want to be on a baseball field. Which, if you know Neil Walker at all, you know is the most abnormal feeling Neil Walker can have.
Listen, this column space is generally reserved for an exploration into topics about the sports world; I use it mostly to relay to you thoughts about the Pirates, Steelers, Penguins or other relevant happenings in such a realm. Today, we’re going in a different direction. Just because, well, because.
Just seconds before 10 p.m. on Friday night, Marc-Andre Fleury was faced with a flurry.
The Pirates have scored two or fewer runs in five of their past six games.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were 27th out of 30 NHL teams in home attendance during the regular season.
Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has some punkish tendencies. That much isn’t up for debate.
On Wednesday evening, with puck drop of Game 1 of the first round series between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins about an hour away, my voice (which can take paint off walls) firmly made a pronouncement on 93.7 The Fan.
Don’t mean to sound too harsh here, but close shouldn’t be good enough this season for the Pittsburgh Penguins.