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August 30, 2013
by Travis Sawchik

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Captionating the West Coast trip

SOUTH HILLS COMMAND CENTER –  Bringing you behind-the-scenes photos from the Pirates’ business trip out west — plus captions and travel recommendations — from one of Pittsburgh’s top amateur photographers. Why would anyone want to live in San Diego?

August 26, 2013
by Travis Sawchik

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Monday Morning Mop-Up Duty: reaching a plateau

SAN FRANCISCO – The Pirates aren’t collapsing.   They are six wins from 82. They’re coming off a West Coast road trip where they have won more than they lost. And they’re 98 percent likely to be playing in at …

August 22, 2013
by Travis Sawchik

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Gerrit Cole’s balancing acts

SAN DIEGO – Most 22-year-olds are still in early chapters of professional development. They are developing in chosen careers. They are perhaps developing as seniors at universities. They are interns. They are fetching coffee. They are in grad school. Something …

August 19, 2013
by Travis Sawchik

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Monday Morning Mop-Up Duty: a Collapse Trilogy?

SAN DIEGO – So are the Pirates really on the precipice again?   Is this part of The Collapse Trilogy?   The Pirates have lost seven of nine. They are again struggling in August. There’s the whole Sports Illustrated cover …

August 18, 2013
by Travis Sawchik

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Jeff Locke’s Great Regression

PNC PARK – Jeff Locke was an All-Star. Now you wonder if he’ll be in the playoff rotation, assuming the Pirates make the postseason.   That’s quite a potential fall.   The statistical community long predicted Locke was a prime candidate …

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