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

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole went the distance for his first complete game victory against the Mariners Wednesday night. (TNS)

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

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 ...

Slide rules a necessary addition to MLB

By Chris Puzia / Contributing Editor

April 7, 2016

Some things in Major League Baseball are inevitable, despite the adage that “you can’t predict baseball.” For example, the San Francisco Giants — winners of even-year World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014 — began their undeniable slog to another championship run with a 12-3 rout over the Mi...

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