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Uncle Nate

  • joined Jul 25, 2008
  • last login Mar 24, 2014
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Radio Update?

With Spring Training just a couple of weeks away I'm wondering if anybody has heard anything about the plans for pre- and post-game shows and hosts on the new flagship (93.7 The Fan). I'm not...

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General thoughts as we approach the trade deadline

Several thoughts I wanted to air as we approach the first deadline in roughly forever with the Bucs being relevant:   1. I'm presuming that the Bucs will not be able to acquire "piece" that...

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2011 Predictions

Weather permitting, a week from this very moment we will be in the earliest moments of the 2011 season.  As such, I thought it appropriate to start a post where people can post any predictions they...

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Prepare thyself (Smizik's at it again)

I long ago stopped giving any credence to what Bob Smizik thinks about baseball beyond the desire to have a window to the thought process of the unsophisticated and/or stupid segment of the Pirate...

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RIP Chuck Tanner

This per multiple Twitter reports, including that of Colin Dunlap. Edited to include this link: http://www.postgazette.com/pg/11042/1124762-100.stm Sad day.Repeating words to make the minimum...

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I'm scared to death...

that the Bucs are about to spend money for the sake of spending money despite their insisting that they will not.  I haven't had a chance to read the recent posts so apologies if this is...

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Radio Flagship

I was of the understanding that 2010 was the last season of the contract the Pirates signed with ClearChannel to carry the radio broadcasts of the game.  I now suspect that I am wrong about this as...

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The Huntington Conundrum

I'm assuming that JR is going to be fired in the very near future.  While I think that too much is usually made of a manager's contribution to a team, I think the manager should be fired in this...

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Pedro called up

Per Colin Dunlap at the PG. In the future, whenever NH says that a prospect is weeks away, it means that it is immiment but he is sick of answering questions about it (as was the case with...

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Draft Update - Sale a possibility?

Huntington just made an interesting comment.  Greg Brown essentially stated his understanding that after Harper the Bucs are considering Machado, Taillon and Pomeranz.  In response, Hunting said...

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Kiss of Death

Not that this team is going to do anything of significance in terms of raw baseball standings anyway, but somebody needs to please tell FSN to resist the urge to show the wild card standings during...

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Nate's Notes

Nobody asked me and I don't pretend anybody cares especially or that any of the below are unique, but since we now have the first day of the season, I want to get a few things off my chest. 1. ...

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Smizik Losses Forest for the Trees, Again

Smizik's latest post - which I hereby pledge not to respond to on his blog and suggest yinz do the same - is here.  He argues that the prospective 2010 Pirates lineup is possibly the worst in 55...

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Frank Coonelly Explains "Dynasty" Comment

The Pirate's President picked up the phone to call 93.7 The Fan this afternoon to explain yesterday's comments to players wherein he used the word "dynasty" to describe his expectations for the...

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Upcoming PGH Sports Station Threatens Competent Baseball Talk

Bob Smizik is good at reporting on sports media and he has posted some juicy tidbits on his blog at the Post Gazette website in the past 24 hours.  The CBS owned sports station that is set to take...

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