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Friday, October 02, 2015

Grantland: Loving the Pirates Come Hell or High Water (or Arrieta)

We’ve known the likely outcome for weeks ... the Pirates have to play a one-game wild-card playoff against the Cubs, which means facing Jake Arrieta, which means certain and sudden death. Arrieta, who one-hit the Pirates last Sunday. Arrieta, who has given up four earned runs in the past nine weeks. Arrieta, whose name is wielded against Pirates fans like a curse. Arrieta, a synonym for cyanide ...

You don’t have to be a Pirates fan to think there’s something a little unfair about this.


Voodoo... Posted: October 02, 2015 at 06:11 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, cy young award, doom and gloom, pirates

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-19-2015

Pittsburgh Press, May 19, 1915:

Baseball, as the kingpin of national pastimes, is going to be crowded for honors in a very short time, if the tennis “bug” keeps working at the speed it has shown for the past couple of years.
The national tournaments in tennis are attracting lots more attention now than they formerly did. Now the business men, clerks and thousants of others who play the game are interested in watching men like Norris, McLoughlin and Bundy perform.

Baseball is doomed! Doomed!

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 19, 2015 at 08:33 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: doom and gloom, dugout, history



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