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Wakeup Call: Wednesday vacation thread

I’m on vacation until Monday, but I have this post here for Joe to place his links and for any commenting on stuff. I’ll put one of these up all week.


  1. Jandy says:

    Pens win 7th in a row…even if they almost let it slip away. A win is a win!

  2. JAL says:

    JAL’s Gilligan’s Island Morning Links


    1- MLB Transactions

    2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates

    3- 2011-12 Pirates Prospects Off-Season Calendar

    4 Pirate Offseason Stats

    5 Yahoo Free Agent Tracker;_ylt=AvN8KLXkNW0TcRjzSCagLIMBbgM6?slug=jp-passan_ultimate_free_agent_tracker_baseball_110211

    6 Pirates Prospects Offseason Tracker

  3. JAL says:

    7 Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Spring Training Tracker


    8—Pirates Prospects

    Is This the 2002-2003 Off-Season All Over Again?

    Winter League Playoffs 1/24 — Homers By Gimenez and Cortes Not Enough

    9 Bucs Dugout

    Prince Fielder Agrees To Terms With Tigers

  4. JAL says:


    16 Fangraphs

    Three Designated Hitters: A Tigers’ Roster Crunch

    17 PBC Site

    Around the Horn: Pirates outfielders

    18 Baseball Nation

    Has This Off-Season Derailed The Pirates?

  5. JAL says:

    Steelers Blogs

    19 Behind the Steel Curtain

    Super Bowl News: The Aftermath of the Conference Championships

    Former Steelers Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians Says Retirement Came After New Contract Wasn’t Offered

    -20 Steelers Depot

    The Terrible Podcast

    21 Steelers Gab

    Arians Speaks Out – Still Not Sure Why He’s Not Coming Back in 2012

  6. JAL says:

    WVU Blogs

    24 Metro News

    Macon A Big Impact

    25 WV Illustrated

    Nathan Adrian Eyes a Future with the Mountaineers

    Holgorsen Still Working to Finalize WVU Staff


    —26 Pensburgh

    Fleury shines as Penguins win seventh straight, beat Blues 3-2 (SO)

  7. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    Nice to see Leah get her money’s worth. Great, great game.

    Fleury was absolutely amazing.

  8. Jandy says:

    Leah ~ I envy you. Great game!

    Dave G, Fleury stole the game for the Pens :)

  9. January 25

    24 days until Pirate Spring Training

    Cap’n Nutting & his “Two Li’l Buddies” say “This is the team.” Look out for shipwreck . . . .

  10. radio wave says:

    Love the daily countdown, thanks.

    An observation I made at last years MLB All Star break may apply to this weekend as well.

    I said the Pirates who were hot at the time didn’t want the break because it could end their momentum.
    I would imagine the Pens feel about the same way right now.

  11. Milo Hamilton says:

    Both the AP & ESPN reported yesterday that Tony LaRussa will join John McGraw as the only 2 men to manage the All Star Game the year after they retired.

    Danny Murtaugh managed the 1972 All Star Game after retiring following the 1971 World Series.

  12. JAL says:


    MLB does not consider Murtaugh retired because he returned to manage the Pirates in 1973.

  13. LuckyNKentucky says:

    Neal an all-star according to the other paper in town.

  14. Jandy says:

    Lucky, yes he is, and he sure will be more fun to watch than Ovie!

  15. LuckyNKentucky says:

    And the Trib. Sorry. Too busy to look at both all the time.

  16. Interesting fact I discovered recently:
    —St. Louis led the Major Leagues in least strikeouts batting
    —Texas led the American League in least strikeouts batting

    I thought you had to strike out a lot to have power.

    ‘course I know a team for which the converse was true: led league in K’s/NO power!

    May the Pirates’ problem with hitting is not their hitting but their missing!!!

    Put your stat gurus on that, Neal.

  17. Naje says:

    @ Groat–

    Bad and inexperienced hitters are a bad combination. The PBC had a lot of both of those last year.

    Good, very good/great hitters who have a decent amount of experience or who are in a lineup with Pujols, Holliday, or Josh Hamilton–which the Cards and Rangers have in abundance–tend to, you know, hit the ball or take a walk.

    Hurdle mentioned this problem over and over last year in press conferences. On another site, you could listen to his pre-game and post-game pressers every day and he talked about this problem all the time. Comes with the territory of playing A LOT of youngsters due to a LOT of injuries.

    No exclamations needed for that. It (the lineup), stunk last year except for a couple of months when it was right around average.

  18. JohninOshkosh says:

    (with a nod to Milo)

    Today the Pirates did nothing.

  19. Milo Hamilton says:

    Thanks John. Saved me the trouble.

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