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One day, there may be beer...

4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/october-2014/decompressing.html

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to be honest, haven't Giants fans been having this exact same argument for the past 5 years (not to mention the Cards themselves, or even the Sox last year?)

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/september-2014/the-2014-regular-season-was-frustrating-weird-and-amazing-so-whats-next.html

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@LastingsMilledgeville that's downright logical, insightful, and even-handed. unfortunately, it fails to address my apoplexy over their not taking advantage of the greater injuries to the other teams in the Central, and so i must hate you and your yinzy yinzer face.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/july-2014/the-2014-pittsburgh-pirates-first-half-not-good-or-bad-but-enough-of-both-to-be-maddening.html

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Uncle Vin is in fantastic form tonight.

5 months ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/may-2014/im-back-2.html

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I have stayed at Terrible's in Vegas. It's nowhere near as bad as this game was. For example, Terrible's had crab legs.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/may-2014/game-31-giants-11-pirates-10.html

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night games at wrigley on a work day are downright unAmerican (to me as a visiting team's fan w/ an MLBtv account and an inability to be productive post-2pm EST.)

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/april-2014/the-first-road-trip-of-2014.html

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weather-willing, i'll be able to catch this whole series. #ELECTRICSTUFF

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/april-2014/charlie-morton-makes-his-2014-debut.html

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10Ks for Liriano, ishikawa 2/3! Grilli used in a high leverage non-save situation! PRNW walk-off home-run! 50f+ Cloudless blue skies in March!!! Exclamation points!!!

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/uncategorized/opening-day-is-here.html

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I like the Jack thing. For one, he was still part of the team while Cutch & Pedro were in the minors, and it begins to answer how the franchise will deal with The Streak going forward.

As for Barry, even though he was a jerk back then, he's a big part of my childhood. I'll clap. I just wish Parker could be there too...

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/uncategorized/barry-bonds-and-dick-groat-will-give-andrew-mccutchen-his-mvp-award-on-monday.html

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all i want (and feel comfortable asking for) of the next 5 years is 4 winning seasons. i want to believe that the "administration" has learned enough on-the-job that they will draft, develop, and trade astutely enough that the lower draft positions resulting from establishing a reputation as a perennially competitive team will not slowly poison the well. 

"The baseball season is long and full of terrors"... but also of unexpected joys.

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/pittsburgh-pirates/now-and-when.html

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FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST!!!
SUCK IT, JOOMLA – FREE AT LAST!

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/pittsburgh-pirates/welcome-to-whygavs-n-0.html

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@TomBrenholts yeah, there's our anecdotal "No-mitt" griping, and then there's being presented with actual data...

8 months ago on Monday Morning Required Reading: Harry Pavlidis and Dan Brooks on Pitch Framing

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i'm just happy to have baseball on the radio at work again.

8 months, 1 week ago on A few things to look out for during spring training

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... and i'm going to be on a plane for it... *(&&(%^&^&#^$^%#^!!!!!* 


1 year ago on NLDS Game 4: Cardinals 2 Pirates 1

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i heard/saw someone refer to the #PNCBlackOut as "The Black Sea".  I'm digging that.

1 year ago on NLDS Game 3 Preview: Francisco Liriano vs. Joe Kelly

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it's 2am. i still can't even...
*tear*

1 year ago on NL Wild Card: Pirates 6 Reds 2

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AAAAAAAAAAHHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

*vomit*

 AAAAAAAAAAHHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!


1 year, 1 month ago on PNC Park and Johnny Cueto: What did sweeping the Reds get the Pirates?

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 year, 1 month ago on Game 161: Pirates 8 Reds 3

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@Ugarles out of the Grand Canyon.

1 year, 1 month ago on Game 157: Pirates 2 Cubs 1

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on trib radio today, DK said something to the effect that Liriano may be used on Sunday if hosting the WC game hangs in the balance. That would set up AJ for the WC game itself.

winning the WC would then set up the NLDS as Cole, Charlie, and Liriano as the stopper for Game 3 home at PNC.

I can't find much fault with that line of thinking.

1 year, 1 month ago on The final week

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No, screw that. I want AJ to wing one into the dugout.

1 year, 1 month ago on Game 154: Reds 6 Pirates 5

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I. WANT. BLOOD.

Two games left.

1 year, 1 month ago on Game 154: Reds 6 Pirates 5

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@mwr505 @Eephus i have no problem with Detroit being pegged as our new "natural rival".  plenty of fun (almost parallel / mirror-image) history, great players, and of course their coaching staff. here's to the Donnie Kelly Bowl!

1 year, 1 month ago on Game 145: Pirates 7 Rangers 5

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1979 Burger King glasses. There was a matching set for the steelers, but even as a 4yr-old, I was too afraid of breaking the Stargell/Madlock/Parker to ever drink out of it.

1 year, 1 month ago on 82: a reaction roundup

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@trevor73i will not be happy until we get an updated jazz-metal version of this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN6xhSMNb8E

1 year, 1 month ago on Game 143: Pirates 1 Rangers 0

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81 is a semantic argument. Ask KC or the O's about that. 82 is a winning season regardless of what comes next over the remaining month.

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/phi/history/year_by_year_results.jsp

1918 — 1948

1 year, 1 month ago on Gerrit Cole has a chance to win game 81 and that just feels right

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There is no 81. The Phillies had an "81".

There is only 82.

1 year, 1 month ago on Gerrit Cole has a chance to win game 81 and that just feels right

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@TomBrenholts @MattGajtka OUR MOTHER CHAOS RULES ALL.

1 year, 1 month ago on 80 wins

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There are only four weekends left.

Pennant Race Anxiety is the Best Anxiety.

1 year, 1 month ago on Game 136: Cardinals 7 Pirates 2

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@wkkortas 

if the Reds didn't put a claim in on a guy making fifteen bucks for the rest of the year so they could keep him out of Pittsburgh, then the Reds FO is even more stupid than I think they are.

http://www.futurama-madhouse.net/sounds/misc/goodnewseveryone.mp3

1 year, 2 months ago on Waivers claims and other links

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@FayeZbuksukcz as did the pride of Upper St. Clair, Mayor Sean Casey.

1 year, 2 months ago on 75 wins

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THERE IS MORE WORK LEFT TO BE DONE.

1 year, 2 months ago on 75 wins

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Fernandez is something else. the way he bends to the outside corner for lefties is ridiculous. if you dropped a line of dental floss at the edge of the black he'd hit it every time.

1 year, 2 months ago on Gerrit Cole and Jose Fernandez: The Rematch

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THIS IS WHAT THIS FEELS LIKE!!!!

1 year, 3 months ago on Game 106: Pirates 6 Cardinals 0

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( @PghBKennedy )

"iPhone users: ask Siri who is the best team in baseball."

 https://twitter.com/coneslayer/status/362370250525794304/photo/1

1 year, 3 months ago on Game 105: Pirates 2 Cardinals 1

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i had a ticket behind home plate for today. then a freelance project blew up.

but i can still hear the fireworks from my window...

Go get 'em Scarface...

1 year, 3 months ago on The double-header

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( see what i did there? i jinxed the jinx.. )

1 year, 3 months ago on Finding runs

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"Tom Koehler starts for the Marlins. He's not really very good, and the Pirates should be able to get on the scoreboard tonight."

you'd think after doing this for 7 years, you'd understand how that jinx works...

1 year, 3 months ago on Finding runs

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his intangibles trouble me. moreso, if Pat Burrell is part of the package...

1 year, 3 months ago on The Pirates watched Brian Wilson pitch

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you forgot the "*inhale*" after the second paragraph.

1 year, 3 months ago on Game 100: Nationals 9 Pirates 7

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*reschedules meetings*

1 year, 3 months ago on Going for the sweep, plus today's rumors

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woooooooo day game!

*loosens tie, cancels meetings*

1 year, 3 months ago on Going for the sweep, plus today's rumors

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SALE THE FARM!!!!!

1 year, 3 months ago on Alex Rios, Alen Hanson, and the trade deadline

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That sun sucked the life out of me – i look like an Ian Snell ketchup vest. god what a brutal day at the ballpark...

1 year, 3 months ago on Catching up

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any chance we can keep Seth Meyers on play-by-play?

1 year, 3 months ago on Weather permitting

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*slow rising clap*

1 year, 3 months ago on AJ Burnett's return

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heading down in about 45min, and hoping to exchange an old unused ticket for the 4th. wish me luck.

1 year, 4 months ago on The best in the dark

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