Meandelvis

IAPiratesFan

  • joined Jul 30, 2008
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
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Pirates fan. From Iowa. Yeah, you figure it out.

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Pirates have toughest NL Schedule to start the season.

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An ESPN Insider article looking at the strength of the Pirates schedule to start the season. If the Pirates start out strong, I think it'll be a good sign for the rest of the season.

Bobble head give away!

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The Florence Freedom in Kentucy, an indy baseball team, will be giving boxes with bobble heads as real as Manti Te'o's girlfriend. Anyways, I bet Nutting would love this promotion. Empty boxes? That'll save us money on the promotion and people will think we are smart! Because ya know, if you keep on the Smizik blog, Nutting is cheap after all...

Gathering IV.

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For everyone that is interested, the guys at the Pittsburgh Sports Forum have decided that July 13, 2013 will be the date of the fourth annual Gathering of the blogs, that is if the world doesn't end on December 21, 2012, right? Hopefully this will give all of you who wish to attend enough of an advance warning to get that day off or make your vacation plans to travel to Pittsburgh that weekend.

Red Sox Prices.

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Sox Detox posted this on twitter a few days ago. I find it amusing when the Smizikistan cretins bitch and moan about Nutting being cheap, that they don't bother to look at what the Yankees and Red Sox are charging fans for a game.

Jim Tracy Resigns.

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Former Pirates manager Jim Tracy resigned after a 98 loss season for the Rockies. I'm guessing he was told to either resign or be fired.

Twenty Years.

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Here's some good perspective on how long this whole losing thing has been happening. If you can stand to watch, the last few minutes are "highlights" from the last 50 games....

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You guys win again.

I have to say that you guys totally kicked our asses at the trade deadline. Our General Manger needs to be canned and one good reason to be is trading for Travis Snider. At a time the Pirates...

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Pirates-Reds Extra Innings Overflow 9/10/12

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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5 Years Later...

On September 7, 2007 the Pittsburgh Pirates fired Dave Littlefield. Five years has since passed. On the morning of September 7, 2007, the Pirates were 61-79 and would finish the season at 68-94. In...

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Brewers-Pirates Overflow 8/31

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!...

Pirates misfire on priorities.

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Dejan Kovacevic reports on the Pirates players being forced to use most of their day off for a charitable event at Seven Springs.

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Pirates-Padres 2nd Overflow 8/20.

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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Padres-Pirates Overflow 8/20.

LET'S GO PIRATES! LET'S GO PIRATES! LET'S GO PIRATES! LET'S GO PIRATES! LET'S GO PIRATES! LET'S GO PIRATES! LET'S GO PIRATES! LET'S GO PIRATES! LET'S GO PIRATES! LET'S GO PIRATES! LET'S GO PIRATES!...

Jim Caple predicts 2nd half.

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Jim Caple has a pretty dire prediciton for us Pittsburgh fans. Let's just say it's only slightly better than what happened in 1992.

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Bucs-Stros 7/2 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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Bucs-Cards 6/30 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!...

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BUCS-TRIBE 6-17 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!...

2008 Pirates. Greatest Pirates Team Since 1992?

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The Best Management Team in Baseball is now at its fifth MLB Winter Meetings. In that span, the Pirates have not improved. The team inherited was on pace to go 76-86 before general manager Neal Huntington began trading away regulars. There are indications the minor-league system is better, but not yet close to helping the parent club. Some people call this progress. It's actually grounds for firing. Yeah! How dare Neal break up that powerhouse 2008 team? I mean they were in 1st place on April 3rd and were over .500 as late as April 14th! Unlike that god awful 2011 team that "Failing" Neal put together that was in 1st place on July 25th, was 7 games over .500 on July 19th and was still on pace to go 83-79 on July 31st. Blogging Bob, good for a laugh when you're up at 3:45 in the morning and can't sleep.

Rumbunter: Impact 1B in the Pirates back yard.

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This is a great piece from Rumbunter about missing opportunities in the draft. In this case, local product Matt Adams. I think it'll be interesting to see how well the Pirates did in the draft the next few years. Because developing their own talent is the big change the Pirates really needed in 2007 and so far I'm starting to wonder about that and we're about to see how much of the Pirates 2008-10 draft picks make an impact with the Pirates.

LaCava turns down Orioles job.

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Usually this wouldn't be worth mentioning on a Pirates blog, but I thought it was interesting that Pittsburgh native Peter Angelos offered former Pirates farmhand Tony LaCava the General Manager's job in Baltimore. If you remember, LaCava interviewed for the Pirates job in 2008 and was sort of an early favorite for the job along with Jack Zdurenick, if I recall correctly. LaCava accepted under the condition that he'd be able to fire anyone he wants in the Orioles front office and bring in his own people. Angelos refused to let him and LaCava turned the job down. If there's an even worse run organization with an even worse owner than the Pirates, it's the Orioles.

Extending Huntington a Mistake, says Smizik.

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Smizik's entire basis for that assessment of Neal Huntington is that the Pirates aren't winners right now, even if he deserves credit for getting Josh Bell to sign with the team. Compare that to Pat Lackey's assessment of the organization. In a way, it's not really fair to compare them. One of them has made a career of being a sports journalist and the other is a Graduate student with a blog who's only been doing this since 2005...

Sale the Team!

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Really it's time. The fans just can't take anymore losing and the players have come to accept it. Changing managers was just a short term cosmetic change. Clearly you're only waiting for the lease to run out so that you can move the team somewhere else. Having a retired sports legend in our town owning the team would be better off for everyone involved. He would care about winning in a way that you don't. Sincerely, The Baltimore Sun Oh yeah, this to the Orioles...

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Pirates-Brewers Overflow Thread.

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...

McLouth probably done for season.

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Nate McLouth had sports hernia surgery and will be out at least six weeks. Can you like imagine how much better off this team would be with McLouth and without Morton, Locke and Gorkys? This team would be amazingly awesomely epicly good and in first place probably. I mean, Nate McLouth is an All-Star and Gold Glove winner. McCutchen is only one of those just barely.... Just can't replace the sheer greatness that is Nate McLouth!

Young Prospects Require Patience.

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This is a great write up by Tim Williams (Pirates Prospects.com) on why it seems like most of the high school players drafted by the Pirates are taking so long to develop. Focusing mostly on Robbie Grossman and Zack Von Rosenberg.

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July 25 Braves Bucs Overflow 2.

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...

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July 24th Cards at Pirates o'flow 2. Extra Innings.

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...

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July 24th Cards at Pirates o'flow.

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...

Biggest Perennial Losers in Sports History.

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Sports Illustrated lists the longest lasting perennial losers in professional sports history. I'm kinda surprised the 62-68 Mets didn't make the list, but I guess that was just 7 years of badness. All of those listed were longer than a decade. Also, it says the Brewers made the playoffs last year, when it was actually 2008. Biggest surprise to me was that the Red Wings were listed, but most of those losing seasons were before I was born....

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