Most recent 18 posts returned for keyword: pittsburgh pirates
MLB ROUNDUP: Pirates’ win over Brewers gives St. Louis a playoff spot MLB ROUNDUP: Pirates’ win over Brewers gives St. Louis a playoff spot
PITTSBURGH (AP) � Vance Worley pitched eight sparkling innings, Russell Martin hit a late RBI single and the Pittsburgh Pirates trapped a runner in the ninth to edge Milwaukee 1-0 Sunday, extending their wild-card lead over the Brewers. The NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot because of Milwaukee’s loss. The Pirates tied San Francisco atop the NL wild-race race, 4 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee. Andrew McCutchen singled and scored in the seventh, helping Pittsburgh take two of three from the Brewers. Carlos Gomez led off the Milwaukee ninth with a single and Rickie Weeks followed with an infield hit, but the speedy Gomez got caught in a rundown and was tagged between second and third. McCutchen led off the seventh with a single against Wily Peralta (16-11). Worley (8-4) scattered four hits, walking none and striking out five. Tony Watson worked the ninth for his first save. ASTROS 8, MARINERS 3 HOUSTON (AP) � Seattle’s playoff hopes took another hit, as Jake Marisnick had a three-run homer for the second straight game to lead the Houston Astros over the Mariners. Houston took two of three from the Mariners, dropping them 1 1/2 games behind Seattle for [...]
27 seconds ago - View -
I got True Pittsburgh Native!! How Well Do You Know Pittsburgh? ×
True Pittsburgh Native!
You are truly a well-versed Pittsburghian! You live and breathe the “Stillers”, and root every year in belief for your beloved Pirates, despite the long struggle. From Pierogies, to Kennywood, to delicious ‘pop’, you truly have a understanding and passion for the City of Bridges. Share this quiz with your fellow Yinzers and see if they too can answer these questions!
5 minutes ago - View -
We can’t stop with the Redskins!
So many other NFL teams have names that clearly constitute oppressive slurs against other targets that we must address the whole league, starting with….
The New York Giants and the Tennessee Titans, whose hegemony of height threatens all short people. They should become The New York Averages and the Tennessee Inconspicuous.
Then there are the Cowboys, reminiscent of gunfights and disorder. They have to be the Dallas Settlers. The Minnesota Vikings also evoke a lawless band of marauders, so they should turn into the Minnesota Prairie Chickens. As for those Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, off with their pirate patches and let them be the Gilligans and the Skippers.
The San Diego Chargers are mainly guilty of having a logo that recalls the electric chair, so it would be better to change them to the San Diego Pardons.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, despite the way they spell the team, make an unmistakable allusion to thievery, and would be much better off as the Givers.
And the Cleveland Browns! Enough said. A slam against a plethora of non-Caucasians. Tomorrow, the Cleveland Beiges.
The New Orleans Saints clearly privilege one religious group over others, so they should consider calling themselves the Non-denominationals, or perhaps even the Agnostics.
The Miami Dolphins are an unauthorized exploitation of abused marine mammals and should be dubbed the Miami Sponges.
And all those carnivorous and domineering beasts so terrifying for many of us. They need to be renamed the Detroit Deer, the Philadelphia Canaries, the Atlanta Sparrows, the Seattle Seagulls, the Carolina Kitties, the Jacksonville Tabbies, the Chicago Teddies, and the St. Louis Lambs.
Some of the other teams pose other problems, but I think you see how this kind of thinking can lead us to a politically correct approach to the game.
9 minutes ago - View -
NBC Sports Radio Colorado Springs: Baseball Capsules PITTSBURGH (AP) Vance Worley pitched eight sparkling innings, Russell Martin hit a late RBI single and the Pittsburgh Pirates trapped a runner in the ninth to edge Milwaukee 1-0 Sunday, extending their wild-card lead over the Brewers....
26 minutes ago - View -
J Michael Ackelson: Great day. My Pirates continue to play inspired baseball. They really remind me of being a kid when playing the game was all about having fun. I still say Pittsburgh is a great baseball town. It's to bad they can't keep the team togeather in this age of crazy inflated prices and player costs. Go Buccos.
1 hour ago - View -
Frank Papini: I just got in from a great sports weekend in Pittsburgh. Becky and I stayed at the Omni Hotel and we saw the Pirates play two great games, Friday and Sunday. After Fridays game we met up with and old friend from Wheeling and shared a late dinner. Saturday night we had dinner with two great friends Tony and Amy Montana at the Ruth Chris Steakhouse. A great time and Raise The Jolly Roger!!!!!!!!
1 hour ago - View -