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October 27, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Thinking spring training

Game 1 of the World Series is tonight, but, as usual, all Pirates fans have to look forward to is the start of spring training. The team won’t release its 2011 Grapefruit League schedule for another week or so, but …

October 26, 2010
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Casey wants a Miracle

Former Pirates first baseman Sean Casey has set up a charitable foundation, Casey’s Clubhouse, to raise funds to build a Miracle League field in Upper St. Clair.

October 18, 2010
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Field of manager candidates shrinks

The list of candidates for the Pirates’ open manager job is shrinking. Today, the Mariners hired Eric Wedge, who was the first person the Pirates interviewed the day after firing John Russell. Also, media in Florida are reporting that Bo …

October 13, 2010
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Looking back at second half of the season

At the All-Star break, the Trib ran a breakdown of highlights and (mostly) lowlights from the first half of the 2010 season. We didn’t get the chance to run one for the second half of the season, so … July …

October 3, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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A few final notes …

MIAMI — Garrett Jones played a lot (though he ended with one hit in his final 16 at-bats). Jose Tabata and Neil Walker came up just short of .300. And Ronny Cedeno homered in the wrong jersey.

October 3, 2010
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Alvarez not in lineup for finale

MIAMI — One last time … »»» Pedro Alvarez last night turned his ankle running out a grounder and is not in the lineup for today’s season finale. »»» Jose Tabata’s 14-game hitting streak ended last night. Tabata, Neil Walker …

October 2, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Hanny notches 100th K

MIAMI — Reliever Joel Hanrahan got two strikeouts in the eighth inning tonight, giving him a career-high 100 for the season. “There’s guys who have way more, but it’s a nice number to look at,” Hanrahan said. “I wish our …

October 2, 2010
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Marlins scratch Sanabia

MIAMI — Alex Sanabia was scratched due to elbow stiffness, so the Marlins will start Jorge Sosa, which probably will lead to The Night of a Thousand Relievers at Sun Life Stadium. Charlie Morton — who has not lost in his past four starts! — will make his 17th and final start of the season for the Bucs.

October 1, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Chan Ho Park makes history

MIAMI — Chan Ho Park got his cutter from Mariano Rivera. Park got an injection of enthusiasm from his Pirates teammates. Park got support from everyone from Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley to Pirates manager John Russell. All those ingredients added …

October 1, 2010
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Maholm: sore knee no big deal

MIAMI — The Pirates are guaranteed not to have a 10-game winner this season, now that Paul Maholm, the only on the staff with nine wins, has been scratched due to a sore left knee. Maholm and manager John Russell …

 
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