1. Michael Vick Would Add Intrigue to Pittsburgh Steelers

    Being a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers definitely has its advantages. You know your team will be highly skilled and competitive each season. You know the basic style of play your team will employ...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 5 years ago 114 reads 6 comments

  2. Barack Obama As Baseball's Commissioner

    Driving home yesterday, the latest news of the presidential election came on the radio. As exciting as economic and health care policies are, I got to thinking about baseball. Commissioner Bud Selig is always under a lot of scrutiny, I thought...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about 6 years ago 151 reads 0 comments

  3. Fantasy Baseball: Beat the Streak, July 8

    Yesterday’s Picks Dan Uggla, Florida Marlins – DNP Michael Young, Texas Rangers – 1-5 Tuesday, July 8—Picks lock at 7:00 Eastern Ian Kinsler, Texas Rangers As President of ...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 357 reads 0 comments

  4. Fantasy Baseball: Beat the Streak, July 7

    Fresh off a holiday weekend, we can’t let our hitting streaks take a vacation on MLB.com Beat the Streak. The leader had his streak stopped at 48 games last week. Think about that. He was nine days away from winning $1 million...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 397 reads 0 comments

  5. Fantasy Baseball: Beat the Streak, July 4-6

    I hope everybody has a wonderful Independence Day! For the past 232 years, the United States has had countless men and women fight for maintain what the Fourth of July has come to signify: our freedom...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 635 reads 1 comments

  6. Fantasy Baseball: Beat the Streak, July 3

    Today’s selections are a tad bittersweet. They seem to be good picks because both guys are murdering Carlos Silva, the starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners today against the Detroit Tigers...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 540 reads 0 comments

  7. Fantasy Baseball: Beat the Streak, July 2

    A player on MLB.com Beat the Streak currently has a 46-game hitting streak. That means he's just 11 days away from winning $1 million. My current hitting streak is at two. Maybe he should be the one giving me advice on Bleacher Report...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 94 reads 0 comments

  8. 2008: The Baseball Season That Will End the World

    The Rays are in first place. Obviously, the world’s coming to an end. You knew it had to be too good to be true that the New York teams were struggling to stay in contention as we enter July...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 454 reads 6 comments

  9. Beat the Streak: July 1

    Yesterday’s Picks Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds – 2-4 Juan Pierre, Los Angeles Dodgers – DNP Tuesday, July 1 – Picks lock at 6:55 p.m...

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  10. Beat the Streak: June 30

    I hate technical problems. It's just after 3 PM, and I've been having trouble with the wireless internet. It's funny how much trouble technology causes us...

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  11. Beat the Streak: June 28-29

    As you may or may not know, I am a gigantic Pittsburgh Pirates’ fan. I had the chance to attend the Bucs’ game against the Yankees Tuesday night at PNC Park. In front of a full house, the Pirates blistered the Yankees for 12 runs on 19 hits...

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  12. Beat the Streak: June 27

    It’s always better to look at the glass as half-full. Yesterday, I said Carl Crawford would get five plate appearances. He did. I also said he would get at least one hit. He didn’t...

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  13. Beat the Streak: June 26

    Not a bad way to start this little picking game. It’s always nice to read the crawl on ESPN and see your guys doing well. It kind of reminds me of fantasy football season, which is right around the corner...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 212 reads 1 comments

  14. Beat the Streak: June 25

    Want to win $1 million? If you stick with me, you can have it by late August. Who says there’s no such thing as easy money? MLB.com’s fantasy game, Beat the Streak, gives fans a chance to pick one player a day to get a hit...

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  15. The Objectivity of Fans

    You’re sitting at the ballgame with some friends, or you’re watching it on TV at a bar or a friend’s house...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 184 reads 2 comments

  16. Father's Day is a Baseball Day

    Happy Father’s Day. I know that it’s a day early, but for the real day I’ll be with Dad at a baseball game. Throughout my life, it seems that baseball was always followed closely by Dad, and vice versa...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 270 reads 0 comments

  17. Five Simple Reasons Why the Cleveland Browns are the NFL's Worst Franchise

    After seeing Cleveland-Browns-Are-the-NFL-s-Best-Franchise--010608">this article on the NFL page here at Bleacher Report, it was almost too easy for me to refute that argument...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 847 reads 11 comments

  18. Stanley Cup Finals: Penguins' Improvements Lead to Win

    The Pittsburgh Penguins managed to get back into the Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday night with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 417 reads 0 comments

  19. Pittsburgh Penguins: A Well-Deserved Vacation

    The Penguins dispatched the Ottawa Senators with such ease in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series that the team is in the midst of a week-plus of vacation time...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 773 reads 1 comments

  20. Pittsburgh Pirates: Allergic to Leather

    The Pirates are 7-11 heading into tonight’s game with the Florida Marlins. To paraphrase Bull Durham: “How did we ever win seven?”“It’s a miracle...

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 685 reads 1 comments

  21. Pittsburgh Pirates: Whew!

    The Pittsburgh Pirates won last night, 12-11 in 12 innings. While that may seem like a standard line on a news report, it turned out to be much more than that. For better and for worse, this was unlike any Opening Day the Pittsburgh Pirates have ever had.

    Barry Beal Written by Barry Beal about over 6 years ago 502 reads 0 comments

  22. MLB Opening Day: Welcome Back, Baseball

    Baseball is back today. I know that we had the Braves and Nationals last night and some random games in Japan last week. But baseball is back today and every single day for the next six months...

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  23. The First Federal Penitentiary League Draft

    ESPN is always looking to expand its programming options to viewers, so here is a taste of what we may see should athletes continue to behave poorly. Chris Berman: Welcome back to the 2008 Federal Penitentiary League Draft...

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