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Formerly Apathetic Batter Francisco Liriano Hits Three-Run Jack

Once upon a time, Francisco Liriano gave so little of a shit about hitting that he didn’t even bother to stand in the batter’s box during his at-bats. This is his third year in the National League, though, and it looks like he’s finally figured the whole offense thing out: http://deadspin.com/francisco-liri... » 8/08/15 5:53pm 8/08/15 5:53pm

This Is The Refusal Roberto Clemente Got When He Asked For A Raise

Following his 1959 season—his fifth full year in the bigs—Hall-of-Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente asked for a raise, to $23,000. GM Joe L. Brown, architect of those great Pirates teams of the ‘60s and ‘70s, replied with a letter politely but firmly telling Clemente that he wasn’t good enough. » 7/31/15 12:57pm 7/31/15 12:57pm

It Takes A Village To Secure An Infield Rain Tarp

The grounds crew at New Three Rivers Stadium was handed a nearly impossible mission Tuesday night, tasked with unfurling the rain tarp in the face of pounding rain and gusting wind. As you can see, one unfortunate soul almost paid the ultimate price, as the tarp demon did its best to take him to baseball Valhalla.… » 7/07/15 9:54pm 7/07/15 9:54pm

Max Scherzer Blows Perfect Game By Hitting The 27th Batter, Gets No-No

Max Scherzer downed 26 Pirates in order today but failed to achieve baseball’s 24th perfect game when he hit Pirates pinch-hitter Jose Tabata with a pitch on a 2-2 count. Scherzer struck out 10 in the 6-0 Nationals victory in Washington, just days after earning a game score that was among the best in history. Oh, and… » 6/20/15 6:34pm 6/20/15 6:34pm

Let's Take A Look At Andrew McCutchen's Pay Stub

Over on reddit, user Grassiii has posted a photo of Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen’s latest pay stub. Grassiii says that a friend found it on a recent tour of the visitor’s clubhouse at Wrigley Field, where the Pirates played the Cubs over the weekend. Let’s have a look (you can click the magnifying glass in the… » 5/21/15 10:25pm 5/21/15 10:25pm

Pedro Alvarez Wallops Home Run Out Of PNC Park, Into Moored Boat

Both AT&T Park and PNC Park were built alongside large bodies of water. But whereas the San Francisco Bay is only about 370 feet from home plate at AT&T Park, the Allegheny River is 443 feet from home plate at PNC Park. Thus, in its 14-year history, there have only been two splash hits at PNC Park. Until today, that… » 5/19/15 11:13pm 5/19/15 11:13pm

Pittsburgh Pirates Lose In Hilarious Fashion

After the Cubs blew a chance to win when Starlin Castro was easily thrown out at the plate in the bottom of the 10th, Chicago made good when Gregory Polanco was unable to handle a similar short popup with the bases loaded in the 12th. In classic baseball scoring fashion, it was declared a single. » 5/15/15 7:35pm 5/15/15 7:35pm

Andrew McCutchen Will Try Anything To Stop His Slump

Andrew McCutchen’s had a slow start to the season with a .310 OBP and a weak .348 slugging percentage. After a fruitless at-bat in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, the Pirates outfielder performed a short ritual in the dugout in an attempt to ward off the lineout demons. Baseball players keep… » 5/11/15 2:00pm 5/11/15 2:00pm

Pirates Execute Rare 4-5-4 Triple Play

The Pittsburgh Pirates tripled up the Cardinals tonight on a 4-5-4 triple play that, if we’re reading SABR’s list of triple plays correctly, is the first in baseball history. Maybe claiming the Pirates “executed a triple play,” isn’t fair or accurate, perhaps “Cardinals fail to execute competent baserunning” would be… » 5/09/15 7:36pm 5/09/15 7:36pm

The Pittsburgh Pirates Should Be America's Team This Season 

There’s nothing America loves more than a winner who has suffered and, Lord knows, the Pittsburgh Pirates have suffered. Twenty losing seasons in a row. The Pittsburgh drug trials. The cobbled-together public ownership that ended up $22 million in debt. Talented player after talented player leaving town as fast as he… » 4/03/15 3:34pm 4/03/15 3:34pm