1. Pittsburgh Pirates: Welcome To October, City of Champions: 17th Edition

    Well, here we are again. It has been 17 painful years since our Pittsburgh Pirates have made the October Classic. Names like Bonds, Bonilla, Bell (Jay), and Belinda are spirits of better times, ...

    Tony Grese Written by Tony Grese about almost 5 years ago 475 reads 3 comments

  2. 17 and Counting: Young Pittsburgh Pirates Make History in Same Old, Losing Ways

    Two thousand eight hundred eighty nine games. Six managers. Five (soon to be six) last place finishes. An average of 22.34 games out of first place. This is no joke/baseball horror movie...

    Tony Grese Written by Tony Grese about 5 years ago 298 reads 5 comments

  3. Ryan Leaf Effect: The Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Story, Part Three

    Welcome back for the third and final installment of the Ryan Leaf Effect: The Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Story. As we have looked back at some of the decisions, some questionable, some brilliant, ...

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  4. Ryan Leaf Effect: The Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Story Part Two

    Welcome to Part 2 of our 3 part special. Today, we will explore the Pirates first round draft picks from 2003 to 2005. Journey with me through these rough years for the Battlin' Bucs, and you might be well entertained...

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  5. Ryan Leaf Effect: The Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Story Part 1

    As we all remember, Ryan Leaf was drafted 2nd overall in the 1998 NFL Draft. Leaf and first overall pick Peyton Manning were hyped up to be a terrific tandem in the NFL who would turn their respective teams around...

    Tony Grese Written by Tony Grese about 5 years ago 506 reads 1 comments

  6. Matt Capps Works His Magic...Again

    As we approach the All-Star Break, trade rumors are swirling like gnats around a dead raccoon. Big Pirates names, such as Sanchez, LaRoche, and Wilson, look like they will be donning ...

    Tony Grese Written by Tony Grese about 5 years ago 99 reads 0 comments