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  • joined Sep 21, 2008
  • last login Jun 28, 2013
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49er bar in Austin?

Hi, My girlfriend and I are big 49ers fans who live in New York and usually watch at Finnerty's. However, we are going to be in Austin this weekend and while I doubt there's anyplace with a...

At least Coonelly isn't challenging anyone to fights on Twitter

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Man, the Reds really got used to never losing pretty quick didn't they. The Fan Advisor thing was a dumb gaffe, but I'd say this is worse

Awesome gesture by the Padres

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Not sure if the Bucco Uni spectrum is broad enough for this to work, but between the vests, throwbacks, and alternates I think they could swing it. Though I pity the team that gets stuck with red vests. Either way, this is was a huge win-win for everyone, and a cool thing for them to do. I think what really makes it stick for me besides the cost to them, is how awesome it is to see them put connecting with the community and building fans ahead of any short term losses in merch sales (every kid got a free authentic jersey and hat to keep). The benefit for them get 11,000 kids running around in Padres colors instead of someone else's.

"It's going to be a fresh start," Burnett said. "It's going to be fun. I'm going back to the...

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"It's going to be a fresh start," Burnett said. "It's going to be fun. I'm going back to the National League, where I can hit and bunt and get the joy back into the game." Clint's gonna love this guy

http://espn.go.com/mlb/spring2012/story/_/id/7594614/pittsburgh-pirates-aj-burnett-says-let-too-many-people-tinker-new-york
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New Pirates Blog "Pitt Plank" at ESPN.com, thoughts?

For those of us who read way too much online about the Pirates, you know that ESPN's "Sweet Spot Blog Network" has long been missing a Pirates Blog. No more. This season marks the addition of "P...

"Surprising Pirates" feature at The Sweetspot on ESPN.com

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Names the Buccos "Best story of the first half." ESPN.com has long been hated around here, mostly for Jason Stark trying to hide the fact that he's not funny behind cheap Pirates jokes. This is by David Schoenfield who replaced Rob Neyer. Of course there's some backhanded compliments (though you cannot disagree with many). Nothing we didn't already know here, but in my opinion it's great to see our Buccos getting love over at the WWL. Maybe they'll even show a non-Strasburg debut Pirates game someday

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Harrison demoted, d'Arnaud expected to join team... Ciriaco wanted by Pennsylvania State Police for stealing money from Pirates

Seriously??  According to Kristy Robinson, Harrison (who is hitting .283) playing 3B and 2B will be demoted.  However, no news on Ciriaco, the backup SS to backup SS Brandon Wood.  If you don't...

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Cutch blossoming into #3 hitter, Tabata settling in as leadoff

All season we have seen Andrew McCutchen hitting for more power, but his average has been lacking, spending most of the early season down around .240, well below his avg of .286 each of the last...

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Unofficial "I'm so pumped for this game" 6/9 thread

Big draft.  Big walk off by a big star.  Big game tonight, go get 'em Jeff.    

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Window shopping: Chris Davis

So it is getting to be that time of year again where we start looking at minor leaguers, guys in crowded infields and outfields, and once top prospects that may have lost some of their luster, or...

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UniWatch 2011 MLB Preview

I was afraid this column had died out at ESPN in favor of the Coors Light 5 Bud Facts about the quaker state spring training Yankees RedSox Binford Tools Rivalry preview but apparently UniWatch is...

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Casey Matthews as a potential 49er

via imgsrv.955thegame.com   Disclaimer:  I am a huge Clay Matthews fan and would kill to have him in our defense.   The long and short of this post is that I want the 49ers to draft Casey...

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Fine I'll do it, Zack Duke traded

So I aw this last night when i got home from work and since it's Thanksgiving, I dont know what the holiday work schedule is at a free blog, soooooooo Zack Duke traded to the Diamondbacks for a...

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THIS is what bad ownership looks like

For everyone who freaked out about the Pirates books and accused Nutting or the minority owners of "using the Pirates as their own personal piggy bank," you should check this out.  Using profits to...

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The one where we rush to judge Pedro and Posey

Is anyone else watching Posey this season (or have him on their fantasy team) and think maybe the Pirates should have taken him before Pedro?   We could have then used the Sanchez pick on a prep...

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Tiger's minor league system - Potential trade

So I was reading about the Tiger's needs here and my thoughts turned to Doumit and Andy.  Doumit would give them some production behind the plate, in addtion to having the option of them DH'ing...

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Buy low on Jason Bartlett (UPDATED)

Is there any possibility that Huntington puts together a trade for Jason Bartlett?  I was just reading about the logjam of young talent the Rays have up the middle, with no place to put him once he...

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MLB DRAFT DAY 1 OVERFLOW

"He's got to face nine of the best hitters in the world"   -Lastings MIlledge regarding Stephen Strasburg's debut

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Bryce Harper trade value = wild speculation!

Disclaimer:  The following idea is unlikely, entirely hypothetical, and will probably never happen.  However, I am having fun thinking about it and I'm sure everyone else will too.   Situation: B...

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The Pirates, the Mets and Hope...or lack thereof

Look.  I know the Pirates aren't going to have a winning season.  Maybe not even next year.  I live in New York and I'm not working right now.  That means Monday I'm going to the bar in my Clemente...

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PIRATES - YANKEES GAME THREAD

FOR ANYONE ELSE WITH MLB NETWORK AND FREE TIME.     Buccos Buccos Buccos Buccos Buccos BuccosBuccos Buccos Buccos Buccos Buccos Buccos Buccos Buccos Buccos Buccos Buccos Buccos Buccos Buccos...

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Tony's #

I'm sure that he wants to "create his own identity" and "not try to fill anyone's shoes"  but I really think that the coolest thing Tony Sanchez could do for the fans is wear #12.  For a city that...

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Fun Facts about Milwaukee's Bud Selig Statue

  http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4897641 Other fun facts about the statue: -They also plan to use the statue as a defensive replacement for Matt Gamel in tight games -Selig will be...

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Huntington's bullpen strategy

  When Huntington became the Pirate's GM he stressed investing the teams money wisely and finding undervalued commodities.  This is one of the main ideas of "Moneyball" as most know by now.  

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Crasnick story on the Bucs makeover

Today, Jerry Crasnick posted an objective, interesting article about Huntington's complete overhaul of the Pittsburgh Pirates on ESPN.com  I thought it was a good read and definitely worth checking...

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NON PIRATE DEADLINE THREAD

I just figured that since this is where a lot of us come to talk baseball and there is no current post for it that I would put one up.  I wanted to keep it separate from Pirates Trades and talks...

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Dominant teenagers on the DSL/ VSL Bucs

I was wondering if anyone knew more about, or had scouting reports for a few guys tearing up the DSL and VSL.

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Is anyone else very excited about the Gulf Coast Pirates?

First of all, I think it's worth noting that the collection of nationalities on this team is insane.  They have 2 pitchers from India, a pitcher from Australia, and a 2B from South Africa in...

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Tale of Two Lastings Milledgeseses

First off, let me preface this by saying I loved Nyjer! Morgan aka Mr. Tony Plush.  After Nate, my favorite player was traded, he became my favorite.  He was a former hockey player and quote...

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Ryan Doumit is a Catcher in the NL

For the one millionth time.  Ryan Doumit's numbers are good offensive numbers for a catcher, but very average for a 1B.  By moving him to 1B  we would have an average 1B under contract occupying a...

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