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Lino Donoso

  • joined Apr 15, 2008
  • last login Jun 04, 2014
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My earliest memory of a Pirates player is Hank Greenberg. I remember (fondly) the Rickey-dinks; think the best years of the franchise ran from the late 50's to the late 70's under the ownership of the Galbreath family, and the leadership of Joe L. Brown, Bobby Bragan, Danny Murtaugh, Harry the Hat and others. Many evenings after classes at Pitt, I'd walk across Forbes Avenue and slip into the bleachers to watch the last few innings of a Pirates game. What I miss most? Hearing The Gunner, Bob Prince; The Possum, Jim Woods, and The Tiger, Don Hoak, call the games on a Summer night.

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Where you stand depends on where you sit

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7853268/ex-mlbpa-diector-marvin-miller-players-salaries-more-justifiable-ceo-pay Per the above link, 95 year-old Marvin Miller, former head of the MLBPA, says...

Bucs' Farm ranked 11th

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Dougdirt uses John Sickels' prospect rankings to rank teams' farm systems. Mayb interesting for those following EPOC's community prospect rankings, and various coulda, shoulda, woulda discussions re: organizational moves.

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Are the Wilpons about to lose The Mets?

Over at fangraphs, Alex Remington has an excellent piece on the deep financial pookie in which The Mets find themselves. I would bet $$10,000 (if I had it) that The Mets will not be forced to shed...

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Did the Players Union Make a Colossal Mistake?

That's the question CNBC Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell asks at cnbc.com/id/45554847 The mistake would have been made by allowing Owners to connect revenue sharing with the luxury tax,...

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Nine ML teams in violation of debt rules

ESPN, citing an LA Times story,  has posted a report that nine major league teams -- not including the Pirates -- are in violation of major league baseball's rules concerning how much debt a team...

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Danny Hultzen Pitches Against Florida State

I watched Danny Hultzen pitch six innings in Virginia's 7-2 victory over Florida State to win the ACC baseball tournament yesterday. He allowed wo runs on six hits in six innings, with five...

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Baseball in the Rust Belt

USA Today ran a story 4/28 on baseball's attendance problems in four Rust Belt cities:  Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Detroit....

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MLB Taking Over Dodgers, Mets to Follow?

According to this story on ESPN: http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/news/story?id=6397488.  Without looking it up, I believe the Dodgers and Mets are two teams that pay the luxury tax. ...

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The Religion of Prediction

Tim Marchman has an interesting column/bookreview in today's Wall Street Journal online, titled The Religion of Prediction (sorry, no link).  In it he discusses three recent books on sabremetrics,...

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Moneyball is so over

Michael Lewis, Moneyball author and current Bloomberg columnist just appeared on Bloomberg's midday interview show with Tom Keene.  Keene asked Lewis about the book.  Lewis replied that, when...

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Baseball Goes for Broke

Check out www.newgeography.com/content/001041-baseball-goes-for-broke; or just go to newgeography.com and look for the article by this title by Matthew Stevenson.  Apologies.  I can't link...

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