John Feinstein joined his partner Andrew Bogusch to discuss his latest behind-the-scenes look at the sport we love.
An exclusive excerpt from John Feinstein’s book, “Where Nobody Knows Your Name,” which chronicles the lives of those trying to reach Major League Baseball.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates named outfielder Andrew Lambo their Minor League Player of the Year and Tyler Glasnow their Minor League Pitcher of the Year on Monday.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — On Saturday the Pirates one-upped their own recent waiver-wire deal for the Mets’ Marlon Byrd with yet another big-name trade in an effort to emphatically end a 20-year playoff drought.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates on Thursday traded right-handed relief pitcher Vic Black as the player to be named to the New York Mets to complete Tuesday’s trade in which Pittsburgh acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates have continued to add minor-league depth by acquiring veteran relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth, the team announced early Friday evening. He will report to Triple-A Indianapolis immediately.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates have placed backup catcher Michael McKenry on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with a left knee sprain, the team announced a short while ago.
AAA’s Jim Lehman joined John Shumway on the KDKA Morning News to talk about travel after the return of the Carnival cruise ship Triumph, which spent five days drifting at sea without power.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Relief pitcher Evan Meek, the Pirates’ lone MLB All-Star representative in 2010, has been designated for assignment after a tumultuous and injury-plagued two-year period, the team announced a short while ago.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Jeff Clement will get his first taste of big-league baseball in over two years, as the Pirates recalled the Indianapolis infielder from their Triple-A affiliate Friday afternoon. To compensate, the team optioned Yamaico Navarro back to the Indians.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The present looks bleak for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have slipped to third in the National League Wild Card race, and now look to be a long shot to take down Cincinnati for the NL Central lead. But the future looks quite bright, as another group of Pirates has taken a different title from the Reds.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Relief pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis, and pitchers Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson have returned there, the Pirates announced before their Tuesday evening game at San Diego.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Edinson Volquez, who was bailed out by his teammates in a 9-8 comeback win by the San Diego Padres at PNC Park Aug. 10, will face the Pirates again to kick off a three-game series at Petco Park Monday at 10:05, but who will oppose him?