• joined Jan 20, 2010
  • last login Jul 03, 2014
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Western Washingtonian, living a long, long time in Kyiv (Kiev), and other places east. Pirates fan by genetic consequence, Mariners fan since the halcyon days of '77. All other sports are fun, vital, but old age is hell on the schedule. Cormac McCarthy redefined American fiction. William Gaddis, RIP, set the world on fire; the world just hasn't realized it yet.

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  • NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Soccer Dynamo Kyiv
  • The Championship 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates
  • General Pittsburgh Pirates
  • FIFA Slovakia
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Joe Morgan fell short by 183 hits.

Reggie Jackson by 116. Jimmie Foxx by 54. And Ted Williams by 46. But last night Ichiro went 1 for 4 to help the Yankees beat the Rangers, and did something that those men never managed to do:...


ERA: it matters more than we know

I work with literature. Read, write, critique, instruct, edit, translate. Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, plus some really obscure stuff. So this week with the Bucs mostly off, I decided to catch up...


I Blame the Yankees

I have read the posting conditions. I know about the rules, but perhaps this once a violation can be granted. The Pirates and the Yankees share the blame. So what happened was I checked the...

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