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Colin Dunlap: Thanks, Jeff Banister

Everyone has a Jeff Banister story. How can you not?

93-7 The Fan–10/16/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Clint Hurdle Fights Through The Pain

Clint Hurdle says a prayer each morning.

93-7 The Fan–09/18/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Walker Autograph Story Way Overblown

There really is no Neil Walker autograph controversy.

93-7 The Fan–09/06/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Pirates Lose Out On Arms Race

On Deadline Day, the Pirates stood pat.

93-7 The Fan–07/31/2014

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Colin Dunlap: How In The Heck Have The Pirates Done This?

The Pirates might be hard-pressed to reach those 94 victories they achieved last season, as the organization took the fanbase — and the city as a whole — on a magnificent ride that ended in the playoffs and still forces a buzz when anyone speaks a word of it.

93-7 The Fan–07/08/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Pirates Got This One Right

Good on the Pirates. In this instance, at least, good on the Pirates.

05/22/2014

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Colin Dunlap: I Blindly Trust Mario Lemieux

Call me crazy, that’s fine. But I blindly trust Mario Lemieux.

93-7 The Fan–05/16/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Neil Walker Keeps Late Friend Close To His Heart

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.

93-7 The Fan–05/06/2014

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Colin Dunlap: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

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.

93-7 The Fan–05/04/2014

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Colin Dunlap: A Sobering Time

Kris Letang is coming back tonight for the Penguins. He’s been out since the end of January. I don’t know, can’t get too much into hockey tonight — I’ll watch, but I will remember it’s just an escape for a few hours.

93-7 The Fan–04/09/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Ishikawa Thinks Replay Will Help People Get Along

Leave it to Pirates first baseman Travis Ishikawa to find a different viewpoint to the newly-implemented replay system in Major League Baseball.

93-7 The Fan–04/02/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Pirates And Bonds Did The Right Thing

The Pirates did the right thing. Barry Bonds did the right thing. Now, Monday, the city will experience a great thing.

93-7 The Fan–03/28/2014

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Colin Dunlap: This Is The Best Time Of Year

This is it. We are here. Oh, and here’s a disclaimer before we get going: I don’t care much about those play-in games in the NCAA Tournament — or whatever it is they call them now. Anyhow, this is it. We are here.

03/19/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Super Bowl Prop Bets I Would Like To See

The silly season is upon us.

93-7 The Fan–01/30/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Conflicted About Cowher’s Claim

Talk about being conflicted. Oh man, this is tough. For years here in Pittsburgh, it hasn’t been a conspiracy theory by many who have held onto it, but leaning more toward what they thought was fact.

93-7 The Fan–01/16/2014

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