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So, at your first game, Sid Bream hits a homer, and that causes you to name the blog afte - - 


Um.

1 year, 1 month ago on 82 wins

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"We're not celebrating 81 tonight or 82 tomorrow as an endpoint; we're celebrating them as a necessary exorcism before we can get on to the real business of celebrating playoff berths, then living out the tense reality of playoff baseball that's been missing from all of our lives for such a long time."

Yep. THAT'S over with; now we can get to the business at hand, winning the whole effin' thing.


Normally, I'd repeat/paraphrase what has been attributed to Vince Lombardi, 'Bear' Bryant and even Barry Sanders: "Act like you've been there before." But for so many Pirates' fans (not me - I'm old enough to remember '79 & '71), they HAVEN'T been there before, and I'm just as happy FOR them as I am for the Bucs [and myself].

Still, 82 is even MORE important, fan-wise - as will be every subsequent win this year. There's work yet to be done. So, after we all celebrate AGAIN, it's time for us fans to hunker down and get into a Playoff mindset. And believe me, there's nothin' like it.

1 year, 1 month ago on 81 wins

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Didn't see the game (taping last night), but Jones is absolutely HORRIBLE on the basepaths, and has cost the Pirates a run on more than one occasion.

2 years, 2 months ago on Game 115: Dodgers 5 Pirates 4 (and some bullpen rants) | August 2012

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I think the next round has to include Cruz riding along in a lowrider #CRUZN

2 years, 4 months ago on The Best of Pittsburgh Pirates Photoshops, Part One

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 @Andy Coulter 

D'ya think Nutting paid to have the whirlpool fixed?

2 years, 4 months ago on Game 68: Pirates 9 Twins 1 | May 2012

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 @andrewscott48

Well, now - couldn't that be said of pretty much EVERY story? Allie converting from P to 3B is an interesting story, but he may or may not ever pan out... so that's a "blip" too?

2 years, 4 months ago on Million Dollar Arm Rinku Singh Shocking the World

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Youk = Do. Not. Want.

Fonsi = Do. Not. Want.

LaHair = Do. Not Want.

2 years, 4 months ago on Red Sox Trying to Lose Kevin Youkilis

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"Cutch - have you got those clippers? I need a Mohawk like Pedro's - NOW!"

2 years, 4 months ago on Pedro Alvarez Has a Career Day for the Pirates: We Have The Reactionary McKenry Face Contest

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Good stuff - perhaps this could lead to better age verification on Latin-born players, as well?

 

Also:

"... was 'greated' with a dismissive eyeroll..." = "greeted"

"This story doesn't quite have the same headline 'cache' as a high-profile player..." = "cachet"

2 years, 4 months ago on Why the George Soto scandal matters | June | 2012 Articles

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NOTE: Employees of Rumbunter Media Enterprises, Rumbunter.com, its subsidiaries, and The Rumbunter Podcast are not eligible for cash prizes - yes, that means YOU, MVP Adam...

2 years, 4 months ago on Pirates Kevin Correia Caption Contest

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Oh, man - I shouldn't have had that Crab Cake platter at Shucker's .. [burp]

2 years, 4 months ago on Pirates Kevin Correia Caption Contest

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Dude... we're not getting "tested" today, are we?

2 years, 4 months ago on Pirates Kevin Correia Caption Contest

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Whoa - that shit on AJ's arm is MOVING!

2 years, 4 months ago on Pirates Kevin Correia Caption Contest

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Even though Satan - er, Boras doesn't have a lot of ammo here, you can bet he'll do his best to stare down NH and wait until the last possible second to sign / not sign, virtually guaranteeing his client doesn't pitch anymore this year.

2 years, 4 months ago on Day 2 of the 2012 draft reveals the Pirates' Mark Appel strategy: hardball | May 2012

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Congratulation, LeeHanyo !!

2 years, 4 months ago on Contest Winner: How To Improve Pittsburgh Pirates Social Media Night

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 @LeeHanyo That last one - foursquare - is perfect. And hilarious!

2 years, 5 months ago on Contest: Funny Ideas to Improve Pittsburgh Pirates Social Media Night

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 @NateRose I would totally use oil lamps.

 

And I would ride a horse to work if [a] I had a horse [b] I had a job [c] weighed 50 pounds less (or the horse was a Clydesdale).

 

Neither of these would be done in an ironic fashion - I just think it'd be cool.

2 years, 5 months ago on I have an idea to help the Pirates' moribund offense: STOP GIVING AWAY OUTS | May 2012

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From Rob B.'s coverage:

“Walks will kill you,” said Burnett, who walked three and gave up six hits. “That’s what hurt me tonight.”

 

Though it's gallant of Dead-Eye to say that, what hurt was (a) inability - again - to scratch out some runs, and (B) the bullpen. Meek is STILL not 100%, IMO, and oughtta be given the 15-dat DL treatment.

2 years, 6 months ago on Pittsburgh Pirates: Where Are The Runs For Erik Bedard?

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"... when Matt Hague got his first career MLB hit in his first MLB at-bat and drove in McCutchen."

 

You're half-right: the hit (and RBI) was his first, but it was not his first AB;  Hague went 0-for-3 as the starter at 1B on Saturday.

2 years, 6 months ago on Pirates Hit Herndon, Take Game and Series from Phils

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Good thing, too... now I can try to get done all of the stuff I should have done yesterday either before or after the game but didn't, because [a] I was too excited / anxious BEFORE the game, and [b] too tired, busy reading EVERYTHING I POSSIBLY COULD about the game I had just watched.

 

Phew.

2 years, 6 months ago on One of the worst days of the baseball season | April 2012

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Holy SH*T!!

 

Someone's gonna be $100 richer, AND get to go to Opening Day!

 

Those of us in Chicago are extremely jealous.

2 years, 6 months ago on $100 Cash for the Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day Photo Contest Winner

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Fortunately, Mrs. Cocktailsfor2 understands - and has resigned herself to - my mancrush on Jose Tabata.

 

The wife abides.

2 years, 6 months ago on Pirates Season is Almost Here - How to Manage Your Addiction

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Tremendous.

 

This passion is why Pirate fans are the best.

2 years, 6 months ago on His name is Andrew McCutchen | March 2012

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Yes, Pat.

Yes.

2 years, 8 months ago on Did Neal Huntington succeed this winter? | February 2012

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Thank you! We appreciate your listening!

Yeah - it was a very cool chat... I'm gonna figure out a way to make him buy me a beer when the Bucs are in Chicago.

2 years, 9 months ago on The RumBunter Podcast: Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle Fired Up For 2012

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YOU'D LIKE TO THINK THAT, WOULDN'T YOU?

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http://youtu.be/E2y40U2LvKY

2 years, 9 months ago on The Pirates might be done for the winter | January 2012

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We're waiting until Jerry Meals says it's safe.

2 years, 9 months ago on Pirates Caption Contest

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There's some pretty good ones so far!

If you're entering from here on out, you'd better bring your "A" game!

2 years, 9 months ago on Pittsburgh Pirates Caption Contest

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Contest over, with no individual winners this time, alas.

But you're <B>ALL</B> winners, in that we had a <B>GREAT</B> talk with Pirates' Manager Clint Hurdle!

Should be posted by Friday morning, latest.

Thank you ALL for listening - we REALLY appreciate it!

2 years, 9 months ago on New Contest: Who Is The Next RumBunter Podcast Guest?

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No correct answers yet...

2 years, 9 months ago on New Contest: Who Is The Next RumBunter Podcast Guest?

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"We gather some drunk judges who are always ready to tell us their opinions"

WHO are you callin' a drunk?

Oh, wait....

Never mond.

Nothing to see here folks, just go on with your contest entries.

2 years, 9 months ago on Pittsburgh Pirates Caption Contest

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I refer to Jeroloman's time as a Pirate as "Weekend at Neal's."

2 years, 10 months ago on Power Rankings: The Pirates' Cookie-Cutter Catchers | December 2011

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I hope you put $20 down for me...

2 years, 10 months ago on Last Night in Vegas: Future Bets on Pittsburgh Teams

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Note: Leave your contest answers here in the comments - they will be screened. Good luck!

2 years, 11 months ago on Pittsburgh Pirates: CBA + Ticket Plans + New Contest = Rumbunter Podcast

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We'll announce the winner shortly!

2 years, 11 months ago on Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine: Pittsburgh Pirates' Prospects

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@TomBrenholts

Agreed. NyjMo is a knob-end.

3 years ago on The NL Central in the Spotlight | September 2011

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Toregas is 1-for-1 in throwing out baserunners. And it was Jose Reyes.

So lay off, dude.

3 years, 1 month ago on Pirates claim Matt Pagnozzi, tea leaf reading season commences | September 2011

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Interestingly enough, googling "Greg Brown + RBI boner" turns up nothing.

Thanks for coming on the podcast, Pat - it was a blast!

3 years, 1 month ago on For your listening enjoyment | September 2011

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Man, oh, man... I do not envy you right now.

And I'm sure the drive home wasn't too fucking much fun, wither...

3 years, 1 month ago on The Roadtrip to Baltimore Wasn't What We Ordered

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What, you couldn't mention the fact that we have a podcast?

Criminy.

3 years, 2 months ago on Talking Pittsburgh Pirates on The Pulse Network

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SUNNUVABITCH! George "The Animal" STEELE?

Pleasepleaseplease tell me you got me his autograph!

3 years, 2 months ago on State College Spikes Wrestling Rumble Night a Hit

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Say it with me - Jose "BUCCO FOR LIFE" Tabata!

Life is soooo good right now!

3 years, 2 months ago on Pittsburgh Pirates Caffeine

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See? SEE? THIS is why I need to move there - I just don't get those opportunities in Chicago...

3 years, 2 months ago on Our Jose Tabata Story

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@imallinpgh

Cool story!

Yeah, I'm sure it killed him to not be able to play. The kid's a GAMER.

3 years, 2 months ago on Our Jose Tabata Story

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@JBubs

Exactly. This kid is giving the Pirates a "hometown discount" to remain a Pirate For Life - how can you not love that?

Also - yes, it would be delicious for Tabata to win W.S. over the team that let him get away, wouldn't it?

3 years, 2 months ago on Nice, Nice, Very Nice!

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Yes, it IS "ee-ahh." Or "Hee-ahh." Much like you'd holler at a horse after you say "Giddyap!"

What that has to do with that situation, I can't tell you. Maybe he's urging the Bucs to continue the rally?

3 years, 2 months ago on Eee-Ahh Ee-Ahh?

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From the linked article: "...a hefty sum for a mega-talented player from an organization not know [sic] for big spending."

"know?" Do you not have an editor, dude?

AND: Not spending? Does this EEJIT not know how much the Bucs have spent on the draft in the last 3 years?

Keerist.

3 years, 2 months ago on Dallas Morning News: Josh Bell Photos

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Cole + Bell = WIN for the Pirates!

3 years, 2 months ago on Is No News Good News for Witching Hour of Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Day

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