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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 ...

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 ...

Finding a team: Reasons to root for the remaining playoff rosters

Finding a team: Reasons to root for the remaining playoff rosters

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

October 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

It will probably be difficult for any Pirates fan to stay invested in the MLB playoffs now that the Buccos lost the Wild Card game for the second straight year — but before you change the channel on current games, note some similarities these teams have with Pittsburgh. Each of the four teams left in their...

Fan impact overblown in MLB playoffs

Fan impact overblown in MLB playoffs

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

October 5, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

As if Pirates fans didn’t already have enough reason to despise Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, his Twitter feed might provide more fodder. “Whatever helps keep your hope alive, just know, it doesn’t matter,” Arrieta responded Sunday to a tweet suggesting PNC Park’s blackout crowd will rattle him ...

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