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Monday, May 16, 2016

Pirates notebook: Challenge protocol could be more efficient, Hurdle says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s not. Manager didn’t go out to argue every little thing. A great many challenges are fishing expeditions. 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn’t mind the wait, saying the system is “as good as it can be” at this point. He decided waiting 20 or 30 seconds to debate a challenge is better than the two or three minutes it might take for him to go out and argue a call.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 16, 2016 at 06:50 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: clint hurdle, pirates, replay

Friday, April 22, 2016

Pirates notebook: Hurdle uses unique method to measure offensive production | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What, no points for getting their uniforms dirty?

The Pirates keep track of productive team plate appearances, a set of criteria that result in a positive outcome.

Players can earn one in eight different ways: a hit, a walk, an eight-pitch plate appearance, a hit-by-pitch, a sacrifice bunt, moving a runner from second to third, driving in a runner from third and the rare catcher’s interference.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 22, 2016 at 09:12 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: clint hurdle, pirates

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle believes we’ll soon have a female MLB player

“This isn’t just an African-American celebration. This is about the opening of doors for everybody,” Hurdle said, according to the Beaver County Times. “I still believe firmly there is going to be a day where there is a female player in the big leagues. I got that. Where it goes, I don’t know. I don’t believe I’ll be in the dugout to see it.”

Hurdle, 58, may not be too far off. After all, it wasn’t too long ago when Mo’Ne Davis dominated the Little League World Series, though her dream lies in basketball. Even so, Sarah Hudek, who pitched for the U.S. in the Pan Am Games last summer, earned her first win as a reliever in college baseball two months ago.

As for coaching, Justine Siegal made history by being a guest instructor for the Oakland Athletics’ Instructional League team last fall.

Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch asked several reporters who cover Major League Baseball last month if they believe they would see a female baseball player in the next 50 years, and the answers were split.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 17, 2016 at 11:36 AM | 100 comment(s)
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