Meandelvis

IAPiratesFan

  • joined Jul 30, 2008
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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Pirates fan. From Iowa. Yeah, you figure it out.

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  • MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
  • NBA Chicago Bulls
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAF Iowa Hawkeyes
  • NCAAB Iowa Hawkeyes
  • NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
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  • Cycling Lance Armstrong
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User Blog

Smartest Spenders in Pro Sports?

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Somehow, despite recording four losing records before last year, the Pirates are ranked 21st overall and are behind only the Cardinals (of course), the Rays, the Giants, the Rangers, the Athletics and Padres in payroll effeicency in all of baseball. The Brewers and Reds are ranked 52 and 53 overall and 11th and 12th in baseball. The Cubs are dead last in not only baseball but in all of pro-sports. Maybe Epstein doesn't know what he's doing there.

Dead Stadium Tour.

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Some guys visit a bunch of stadiums before they're abandoned for new stadiums.

Former Pirates and Steelers groundskeeper dies.

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He's also in this video about three minutes in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laGrFbCcm4c

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Ranking the General Managers since 1979.

Since there's not much happening besides minor trades and stuff, I thought it would be interesting to see how the people foolish enough to be General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates have done and...

New Cleveland Browns facility has fake quotes.

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Not really Pirates related, but this looks like something the Pirates would have done around the same time the team's stupid moto was "We Will". I would recommend reading through the comments too as someone found the origins of one quote from Star Trek: TNG.

Jason Grilli: "Next year, it's our f***ing year!"

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Jason Grilli goes up on stage with Pearl Jam during a concert in Pittsburgh. Nice to see that at least the Pirates closer has good taste in music. Unlike some of the people around here who seem to think Steely Dan is any good.

Run Prevention led to Pirates success this year.

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A fantastic article from Travis Sawchik over at the Trib about how Huntington, Hurdle, Searage and Leyva approached the 2013 season and run prevention.

Dave Parker has Parkinson's.

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Joe Starkey talked to Dave Parker about it.

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Gathering IV: A Look Back.

It's been almost a week since our fourth annual Gathering. It was my third trip to Pittsburgh to join in on the festivities, (I missed the second one). The Gathering has become one of the things...

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Murray Chass suggests that Gerrit Cole was kept in AAA to delay arbitration.

According to a recent blog entry on his website, the Pirates kept starter Gerrit Cole down in AAA earlier this year in order to keep him an extra year and be able to cheat him out of salary. N...

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Pirates-Angels Saturday Night Overflow.

LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS!...

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Pirates-Angels Overflow June 22.

LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS!...

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Cubs-Pirates 6/9 Overflow.

LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS!...

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Gathering IV who's paid and who's bringing what.

Here's the list of people who are getting tickets so far and who has paid and who hasn't: Kipper - 3Steelreign - 3 Paidcocktailsfor2 - 3Jimmie - 2War Machine - 1 PAIDLes - 2 PAIDIAPF2 - 1 PAIDb...

Best Farm System in Baseball?

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Jeff Passan writes that he spoke with a long time scout who says the Pirates have the best collection of prospects in baseball and he's "not sure it's close". Mostly it's an article that talks about some of the lower level guys like Glasnow, Kingham, Bell, Polanco and Hanson, while giving a shout out to Cole and Taillon.

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Bucs-Tigers 5/30 Overflow.

LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS!...

Rays prospect suspended.

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Not everything the Rays have done the last few years has worked out for them. In this case, their first round pick from 2010 was kicked out of a strip club after throwing loose change at a dancer. His tweeting about it probably lead to him being suspended.

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Pay for your Gathering IV tickets.

Hey guys, if you ordered a ticket or two or ten the Pittsburgh Sports Forum will be taking payments for those tickets now. Basically all you have to do is Paypal the money to Steelreign there by...

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Bucs-Fets Overflow May 11th.

LETS GO BUCS! AND LET'S GO PENS! LETS GO BUCS! AND LET'S GO PENS! LETS GO BUCS! AND LET'S GO PENS! LETS GO BUCS! AND LET'S GO PENS! LETS GO BUCS! AND LET'S GO PENS! LETS GO BUCS! AND LET'S GO PENS!...

Joel Hanrahan likely to have surgery.

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I'm not sure if I need to say this, but I'm sure everyone likes the Hammer and all he did for this team, but I'm sure as hell glad he was traded away when he was.

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Pirates-Nationals May 5th Overflow.

LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS!...

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Pirates-Braves 420 OverFlow.

LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS!...

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Tickets for Gathering 4. Earth Day UPDATE

With the original post having been removed from the front page, I just thought I'd make another one here so that if you like tickets for the Gathering you can let us know. Here's a link to the...

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Pirates-Braves April 18 Overflow.

LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS!...

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Pirates-Cardinals April 15 Overflow.

LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS! LETS GO BUCS!...

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Pirates-Reds April 13 Overflow.

Marte Party! Let's Go Bucs! Marte Party! Let's Go Bucs! Marte Party! Let's Go Bucs! Marte Party! Let's Go Bucs! Marte Party! Let's Go Bucs! Marte Party! Let's Go Bucs! Marte Party! Let's Go Bucs!...

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Pirates/D-Backs April 8 O-Flow.

LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS! LET'S GO BUCS!...

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Tickets for Gathering IV.

Hey guys, the fine folks at the Pittsburgh Sports Forum have set the date of the fourth annual Gathering as July 13th (schedule your day off and travel plans accordingly). As of today, SteelReign...

Bids for 'Holy Grail' of baseball cards hit $1.6 million

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Another article about Honus Wagner's baseball card being worth than most of the Pirates will make this year in salary. Just more proof that Nutting is cheap and he needs to sell to Pittsburgh area billionare who will lose all his money making a winning team?

Rebuild the Phillies.

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A fascinating article from Jonah Keri about why the Phillies maybe should blow up their roster and start the rebuilding process. I think it shows that normal teams (not the Pirates) have peaks and valleys and not just Grand Canyons...

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