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One of the most-buried stories in 2014 was how surprisingly not-suckful
Stewart (and even Barmes) was at the plate. In a non-Russ World, i'm
fine with going into next season w/ a Cervelli/Stewart/(tony)
defensive-catching tandem, so long as the offensive production problem at 1B is ironed out. I feel like the true strength of the batting order last year was not having a black hole in the 8th position (ie. usual SS or backup C spot).
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/november-2014/pirates-trade-justin-wilson-for-francisco-cervelli.html
Come for the statistical analytical gymnasticals, stay for the Watchmen & Mercer County Tourism Board references. One day, there may be beer...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/october-2014/decompressing.html
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, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/september-2014/the-2014-regular-season-was-frustrating-weird-and-amazing-so-whats-next.html
but, you know... "no pressure"...
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/july-2014/insert-boilerplate-title-about-how-important-francisco-liriano-is-to-the-pirates.html
@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.
4 months, 1 week 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
Uncle Vin is in fantastic form tonight.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/may-2014/im-back-2.html
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.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/may-2014/game-31-giants-11-pirates-10.html
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.)
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/april-2014/the-first-road-trip-of-2014.html
weather-willing, i'll be able to catch this whole series. #ELECTRICSTUFF
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/april-2014/charlie-morton-makes-his-2014-debut.html
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, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/uncategorized/opening-day-is-here.html
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...
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/uncategorized/barry-bonds-and-dick-groat-will-give-andrew-mccutchen-his-mvp-award-on-monday.html
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.
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/pittsburgh-pirates/now-and-when.html
FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST!!! SUCK IT, JOOMLA – FREE AT LAST!
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://whygavs.com/pittsburgh-pirates/welcome-to-whygavs-n-0.html
YAY CONTENT! :D
8 months ago on Starling Marte's (lack of) extension and Jameson Taillon's elbow
@TomBrenholts yeah, there's our anecdotal "No-mitt" griping, and then there's being presented with actual data...
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Monday Morning Required Reading: Harry Pavlidis and Dan Brooks on Pitch Framing
i'm just happy to have baseball on the radio at work again.
9 months ago on A few things to look out for during spring training
... and i'm going to be on a plane for it... *(&&(%^&^^$^%#^!!!!!*
1 year, 1 month ago on NLDS Game 4: Cardinals 2 Pirates 1
i heard/saw someone refer to the #PNCBlackOut as "The Black Sea". I'm digging that.
1 year, 1 month ago on NLDS Game 3 Preview: Francisco Liriano vs. Joe Kelly
it's 2am. i still can't even...*tear*
1 year, 1 month ago on NL Wild Card: Pirates 6 Reds 2
1 year, 1 month ago on PNC Park and Johnny Cueto: What did sweeping the Reds get the Pirates?
1 year, 1 month ago on Game 161: Pirates 8 Reds 3
@Ugarles out of the Grand Canyon.
1 year, 2 months ago on Game 157: Pirates 2 Cubs 1
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, 2 months ago on The final week
No, screw that. I want AJ to wing one into the dugout.
1 year, 2 months ago on Game 154: Reds 6 Pirates 5
I. WANT. BLOOD.
Two games left.
@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, 2 months ago on Game 145: Pirates 7 Rangers 5
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, 2 months ago on 82: a reaction roundup
@trevor73i will not be happy until we get an updated jazz-metal version of this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN6xhSMNb8E
1 year, 2 months ago on Game 143: Pirates 1 Rangers 0
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.
1918 — 1948
1 year, 2 months ago on Gerrit Cole has a chance to win game 81 and that just feels right
There is no 81. The Phillies had an "81".
There is only 82.
@TomBrenholts @MattGajtka OUR MOTHER CHAOS RULES ALL.
1 year, 2 months ago on 80 wins
There are only four weekends left.
Pennant Race Anxiety is the Best Anxiety.
1 year, 2 months ago on Game 136: Cardinals 7 Pirates 2
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.
1 year, 2 months ago on Waivers claims and other links
@FayeZbuksukcz as did the pride of Upper St. Clair, Mayor Sean Casey.
1 year, 3 months ago on 75 wins
THERE IS MORE WORK LEFT TO BE DONE.
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, 3 months ago on Gerrit Cole and Jose Fernandez: The Rematch
THIS IS WHAT THIS FEELS LIKE!!!!
1 year, 3 months ago on Game 106: Pirates 6 Cardinals 0
( @PghBKennedy )
"iPhone users: ask Siri who is the best team in baseball."
1 year, 3 months ago on Game 105: Pirates 2 Cardinals 1
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
( see what i did there? i jinxed the jinx.. )
1 year, 3 months ago on Finding runs
"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...
his intangibles trouble me. moreso, if Pat Burrell is part of the package...
1 year, 4 months ago on The Pirates watched Brian Wilson pitch
you forgot the "*inhale*" after the second paragraph.
1 year, 4 months ago on Game 100: Nationals 9 Pirates 7
1 year, 4 months ago on Going for the sweep, plus today's rumors
woooooooo day game!
*loosens tie, cancels meetings*
SALE THE FARM!!!!!
1 year, 4 months ago on Alex Rios, Alen Hanson, and the trade deadline
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, 4 months ago on Catching up
any chance we can keep Seth Meyers on play-by-play?
1 year, 4 months ago on Weather permitting
*slow rising clap*
1 year, 4 months ago on AJ Burnett's return