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Playoff Push: A look at the Bucs’ schedule

Playoff Push: A look at the Bucs’ schedule

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

July 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

Just five years ago, this season would have been considered a success for the Pirates. But now, after making the playoffs in three of the past four years, many see it as a disappointment. With just under 70 games left in the regular season, the team sits two games under .500 at 46-48 and five games bac...

COLUMN: It’s not too early to start thinking about baseball

COLUMN: It’s not too early to start thinking about baseball

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 18, 2017


Filed under Sports Columns

As a football fan, I tuned in to watch all four of this weekend’s NFL playoff games. Despite the NFL’s assurances of excitement that bombarded me, courtesy of their enormous advertising machine, I could not help but walk away from the latest slate of games dissatisfied. This weekend featured a game with the larges...

Bell helps propel Bucs into position for run at a division crown

Bell helps propel Bucs into position for run at a division crown

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

By surging into the All-Star break as one of the hottest teams in baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates positioned themselves to make a run at an elusive National League Central Division title during the second half of the season. After a nightmarish slump saw the Pirates lose 13 of 15 games and fall a ...

Gallery: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

By Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

July 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Visual

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Pirates need to focus on winning, not retaliating, against Cubs

Pirates need to focus on winning, not retaliating, against Cubs

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

To put it bluntly, the Pittsburgh Pirates tend to be sore losers when it comes to taking on the Chicago Cubs. In both series the Pirates have played against the Cubs this season, the Cubs have had the upper hand. And both times, the teams appeared to be on the verge of a bench-clearing brawl. After ...

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