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Another Weird Baseball Injury: Francisco Liriano Broke His Arm While Trying To Scare His Children

A few days before Christmas, the Pirates were reportedly close to inking a free-agent contract with lefthander Francisco Liriano. The deal appeared to be on the verge of falling through, however, when the team announced that Liriano had mysteriously injured his non-throwing arm sometime over the holidays. In the end, …

The Pirates Lied About A Prospect Who Got Hurt During Some Team-Sanctioned Military-Type Exercises

When details got out about the Pittsburgh Pirates putting prospects at their fall instructional league through Navy SEALs-type training last month, it was easy to point and laugh. That pointing and laughing was made even easier because, around the same time the SEALs regimen was being reported, an email leaked in…

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"Dream Like A Hippie ... Prepare Like A Boy Scout ... Trust Like A Hell's Angel": What The Fuck Is The Pirates' Assistant GM Talking About?

Last week, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Dejan Kovacevic discovered that the Pirates were opening their fall instructional league with three days of players being "put through drills by a group of former Navy SEALS." It was the idea of assistant general manager Kyle Stark, who told Kovacevic he wanted "to give…

The Pirates' Twitter Police Couldn't Stop Some Jagoff From Posting This Drunken Photo On The Team's Official Feed

The above photo is of Greg Brown and Steve Blass (yes, that Steve Blass), two members of the Pittsburgh Pirates' broadcast team. On its own, the photo is not that big of a deal: Two drunken idiots mugging for a camera on a golf course, sort of like A.J. when he visits his old man. Ah, but someone—it is not known…