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June 19, 2007
by rob biertempfel


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Two outs! Two!

SEATTLE — With two outs in the fourth inning tonight, Ronny Paulino doubled hard to left field. Jack Wilson then flied out to center field, ending the inning. Routine stuff, right? Not quite. What you probably did not see on …

June 19, 2007
by rob biertempfel


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Closer today, gone tomorrow?

SEATTLE — With Matt Capps out of the picture the next three days, Shawn Chacon should have no problem stepping in as the Pirates’ closer. Chacon has performed ably in two jobs already this season. He was excellent in middle …

June 13, 2007
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East meets West

Welcome to PNC Park. Have a pierogi. The flock of Japanese media that’s here to cover Masumi Kuwata got a taste of Pittsburgh tonight, as it was kielbasa-and-pierogi night in the press dining room. The hometown grub wasn’t as good …

June 7, 2007
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Whiff!

WASHINGTON — The Pirates used their first-round draft pick, the fourth overall selection, on Daniel Moskos, a left-hander from Clemson. Poor kid. I wonder if his first move after getting the call from GM Dave Littlefield was to set up …

June 5, 2007
by rob biertempfel


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A tribute to ugliness

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Spend five minutes inside RFK Stadium, and any nostalgia you might have for Three Rivers Stadium will evaporate. In a city with monuments to the Father of Our Country and the Great Emancipator, perhaps it’s only fitting …

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