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Rookies, newcomers shine in MLB’s opening weekend

Rookies, newcomers shine in MLB’s opening weekend

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Baseball’s opening weekend featured spectacular plays, dominant pitching and long-anticipated player debuts.

Pittsburgh Pirates to remain stagnant in 2019 season

Pittsburgh Pirates to remain stagnant in 2019 season

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Despite slightly outperforming expectations in 2018, the Pittsburgh Pirates will face extremely tough competition in the NL Central and did little in the offseason to improve in 2019.

Column: Pirates set for another average season

Column: Pirates set for another average season

By MIchael Nitti, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

With the lack of significant additions and the largely unproven talent across the roster, don’t expect big things from the Pirates this year.

Pirates end season with impressive record

Pirates end season with impressive record

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

The Pittsburgh Pirates finished off their season with a 82-79 record. Considering the team played without Andrew McCutcheon and Gerrit Cole, this record was quite good. From winning their first game of the season, the team started off fresh and continued that streak, despite the struggles with fan attendance.

Take 5: Bell, Beadle and Basketball

Take 5: Bell, Beadle and Basketball

By The Pitt News Staff

August 29, 2018

From catsuits to contract holdouts, The Pitt News staff takes a look at the spiciest storylines from the past week.

Take 5: Stakes Races, Shaq and Southgate

Take 5: Stakes Races, Shaq and Southgate

By The Pitt News Staff

May 23, 2018

Though Pitt's campus has mostly emptied out, The Pitt News sports staff is still full of hot takes. They're back to round up some of the best  — and unexpected  — stories of the week.  Patience for Pirates Fans The Pittsburgh Pirates finally got a glimpse of their future when centerfielder A...

Five early MLB exaggerations

Five early MLB exaggerations

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

April 11, 2016

In April, hyperbole and overreaction in the baseball season are as common as a rain shower. But, a week in, I feel confident enough in asserting these five takes as absolutely, 100 percent correct. One week’s worth of games is more than a sufficient sample. There is no way any of them will ever pro...

Pirates fans have no reason to lessen expectations

Pirates fans have no reason to lessen expectations

By Chad Cameron / Staff Writer

April 4, 2016

Snow isn’t typically associated with Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. But as a sellout crowd of 39,500 people prepared to pack PNC Park on Sunday, crews on the inside rushed to shovel away the last traces of a blizzard that hit Pittsburgh late Saturday night. Baseball season was here, and no matte...

James Conner to throw out first pitch at Pirates’ Opening Day Sunday

James Conner to throw out first pitch at Pirates’ Opening Day Sunday

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 30, 2016

James Conner will be taking the field in the North Shore, but not the one you’d expect. Pitt and the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that Conner, the Panthers’ star running back, will throw out the first pitch at PNC Park on Opening Day Sunday. “I’m honored and thrilled to throw out the first pitch ...

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