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Final: Pirates 8, Brewers 2


Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (25-25) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (22-28)

Time: 8:10 p.m.

Site: The Very Bad Place

TV, radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan

Here is the live box score.

And here is the Pirates’ lineup vs. Milwaukee LHP Randy Wolf

  1. Jose Tabata, LF
  2. Josh Harrison, RF
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Pedro Alvarez, 3B
  5. Neil Walker, 2B
  6. Matt Hague, 1B
  7. Rod Barajas, C
  8. Jordy Mercer, SS
  9. Kevin Correia, RHP


  1. JaxBuc says:

    The Brew Crew should be tired after their game in LA last night. Let’s take game 1 tonight!

  2. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    The window is back after the day off, and is ready for business. Today the window is offering TWO, count ‘em TWO lines. The first one is JUST for TONIGHT’S game. The second one is for the entire THREE GAME SERIES!!

    Play them BOTH or play only ONE!! DOUBLE your (fake) winnings, DOUBLE your (real) fun!!

    Tonight’s **DOUBLE** OVER / UNDER (always just for fun of course)

    LINE #1
    Total Hits + Walks + Stolen Bases for Andrew McCutchen In Tonight’s Game
    Line is 2.5

    LINE #2
    Total Wins for the Pirates THIS SERIES (3 Games) Against Milwaukee
    Line is 1.5

    Anyone can play!! Everyone should TRY!! What’ll ya have!! What’ll ya have!!


    Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) +350
    RobertoForever +235
    JRay3 +190
    Steve J Smith +150
    Nate83 +120
    pattonbb +100
    JaxBuc +90
    Officer Mancuso +60
    jeffsbar +60
    GlassHalfFull +45
    Bizrow +40
    OZ +40
    Mike C. +30
    bman +30
    JohninOshkosh +25
    NMR +20
    cosmo EVEN
    Milo Hamilton EVEN
    tmp444 -25
    bob hasis -25
    Evan -29
    JMB -40
    TDB1977 -60
    Arriba Wilver -75

    First Place end of the season will win:

    Runner-up at the end of the season will win:
    (1) 2012 Topps Roberto Clemente Card

  3. GlassHalfFull says:

    @Playoffs by 2012

    From the game thread on May 30th….

    Post # 5-Tonight’s OVER / UNDER (always just for fun of course)
    Total Pirates Runners Left on Base
    Line is 7.5

    Post # 169-The Bucs left 8 men on base, and the UNDER squeaks out the win….

    Methinks you have some splainin to do (insert smiley emoticon here)

  4. GlassHalfFull says:


    Line #1-the usual 22.5 on the over

    Line #2-DK says the baseball Gods are still mad so I gotta go with with under for 22.5

  5. @Playoffs, I’ll go with 75 for Line 1 on the OVER. As much as I want to go over for the second line, I will go 20 on the UNDER for Line 2. Their history in Milwaukee almost warrants going under. I really do hope I am wrong on that second line, though. Thanks.

  6. Playoffs by 2012 says:


    the window has become sloppy with it’s accounting. The window will now go back and correct everything. The window apologizes for the “fuzzy math.”

  7. @Playoffs, I second what @Glass said in #3 above. I noticed that the next day and didn’t know when to post something.

  8. @Playoffs, is that “fuzzy math,” or the new math that these kids are learning these days? Just kidding.

  9. JMB says:


    These are tough!

    LINE #1
    Total Hits + Walks + Stolen Bases for Andrew McCutchen In Tonight’s Game
    Line is 2.5

    LINE #2
    Total Wins for the Pirates THIS SERIES (3 Games) Against Milwaukee
    Line is 1.5

    50 on the Over — L1

    50 on Over — L2

    Cru gotta be tired!

  10. Evan says:

    @Playoffs Thanks for doing this! I’d like to take 20 on the over for Cutch, and 30 on the over for the series. The streak of misery has to end some time, and we are missing the best arms of the Brewers.

  11. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    OK, let’s try this again. Now that the window has gone back and corrected everything (big assist to GlassHalfFull for noticing and informing), here are the UPDATED and CORRECT totals.

    Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) +250
    JRay3 +190
    Nate83 +160
    Evan +109
    GlassHalfFull +90
    JaxBuc +90
    RobertoForever +85
    Bizrow +80
    cosmo +80
    Steve J Smith +70
    pattonbb +60
    Officer Mancuso +60
    jeffsbar +60
    OZ +40
    Mike C. +30
    NMR +20
    JohninOshkosh -25
    tmp444 -25
    bob hasis -25
    bman -30
    JMB -40
    TDB1977 -60
    Milo Hamilton -100
    Arriba Wilver -125

    *** Thanks again GlassHalfFull for pointing out the window’s botch. This thing has become so popular now, I’ve had to move it from a notebook to and Excel Spreadsheet. The window promises better accounting in the future. ***

  12. Milo Hamilton says:

    Rob Biertempfel’s story on another “uncannily timed injury”.

  13. cosmo says:

    @ Playoffs

    line 1 – 50 over
    line 2 – 25 over, gotta think the “I don’t want to be a Pirate” comment has to give some added motivation in this series.

    all in fun, gotta love it.

  14. LuckyNKentucky says:


    Sounds like a little skepticism by Rob. I wouldn’t accuse a player, but the Pirates seem to be making a rep. for themselves about this. None of my business, I guess.

  15. Milo Hamilton says:


    Brad Lincoln starts Tuesday in Cincinnati. If he keeps pitching the way he is now, you can serve me up some crow.

  16. JD says:

    Hey Playoffs, I’d like to be a first time participant (if still possible) How about 25 units on the over for both.


  17. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    @GlassHalfFull, you got it and good luck!! The window is making you the official forensic accountant of the OVER/UNDER.

    @Steve, “fuzzy math” by the window should be called “pathetic math,” you got it and good luck sir!!!

    @JMB, the window likes your optimism, you got it and good luck!!

    @evan, your welcome, the window enjoys this and hopes you all do as well. You got it and good luck!!

    @cosmo, again, love the optimism, you got it and good luck!!

    @JD, the window welcomes you. You got it and good luck!!

  18. GlassHalfFull says:


    No problem on the “fuzzy math”…I just thought it might be you taking a little off the top like real bookies. (Where are those darn smileys when you need em) You doing this makes the game and the thread more fun.

  19. LuckyNKentucky says:


    You don’t need to eat any crow on Lincoln. I was touting him over acquiring Burnett and I was way wrong on that one. I’m just glad to see the guy doing well. I believe he has it in him.

  20. Playoffs by 2012 says:


    :) :) :)

    The window will never take a (fake) vig.

  21. GlassHalfFull says:

    Forensic Accountant….hmmm…I’ve been called many things but I never imagined that would be one of them. I like it! Challenge accepted!

  22. Bizrow says:

    @playoffs, 20 on OVAH for both

    Just like at Vegas, just burning the credits up

    Thanks for doing this

    OK, time to sign in new inmates, just post where you are from and hope that I catch it…..


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  23. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    @bizrow, you got it and good luck!!!

  24. JohninOshkosh says:


    A bookie not taking a (fake) vig. No doubt at all that this is just for fun. (Not that I would know anything about vigs, mind you).

    I’ll go 25 under on both. Miller Park is like Colonel Kurtz “The Horror…The Horror.”

  25. Karen22 says:

    Not liking Tabata getting this every day pass from Hurdle. And don’t understand it.

    And Charlie has an elbow injury. Sure. I’m with Rob’s skepticism. Just a bit too obvious.

  26. Thundercrack says:

    another “uncannily timed injury”.

    Expect large market owners to complain and the rules will be changed. Just like the draft.


  27. pattonbb says:

    @Playoffs –
    I’ll lay 30 make believe units on the Line 1 under and 30 make believe units on the Line 2 over.

  28. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    @John, the window is best darn (fake) OTB ever. You got it and good luck!!

    @pattonbb, you got it and good luck!!

  29. RobertoForever says:


    Is the reception good enough for you to hear me from up in the mountains??

    Not much time for analysis, but i dont see Cutch adding a steal to his 2 for 4 night (with a HR). So I will take 60 on the under.

    For the series, I’ll take 20 on the over.

    Thanks again. #BeatEmBucs

  30. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    @Roberto, enjoy the mountains this weekend. You got i and good luck!!

  31. LuckyNKentucky says:

    Karstens just caved in in the top of third at Indy. Gave up a 4-spot, although none were earned due to a d’Arnaud error. 4 runs, 3 hits, 1 walk, 4 K’s in 3 innings. 44 pitches. Might have run out of gas.

  32. bob hasis says:

    playoffs, i would like andrew over 2.5 tonight for 25 hershey kisses

  33. Eric Bowser says:

    WOW, leadoff walk by Tabata.

  34. Eric Bowser says:

    That was the worst catcher to second throw ever.

    Only followed up by the WORST bunt by Harrison that gets Tabata nailed at 3B.

    Ugly baseball.

  35. Milo Hamilton says:

    By the way, is anyone actually buying Jonathan Lucroy’s explanation on how he broke his hand ?

  36. Officer Mancuso says:

    #31 thanks for the update. I fully expect team-centered sportsman Karstens to rock. I’m used to fantasy superstars coming off the DL and laying an egg. I would bet that Karstens is too conscientious to do that.

  37. Eric Bowser says:

    And again, why are you bunting with a man on 2B, no outs…. just stupid

  38. Eric Bowser says:

    @Milo – Not a bit, don’t buy it.

  39. Eric Bowser says:

    horrible umpiring

  40. Milo Hamilton says:

    This Greg Gibson is horrendous behind the plate tonight.

  41. Eric Bowser says:

    Clint Hurdle -1

  42. Milo Hamilton says:

    The Pirates have won only 1 game on Friday’s this year & have scored a total of 4 runs. How did they win 1 ? (Beat the Cubs 1-0 last Friday).

  43. Any chances Correia gets the Randy Wolf strike zone. And just now, after Rock talked about it, Morgan goes deep for his first RBI and HR and extra base hit of the year.

  44. Eric Bowser says:

    Correia should be pounding the plate about 4 inches off the plate and if he doesn’t get the call, Hurdle should question the strike zone.

    Unreal…. this team just can’t do anything in Milwaukee.

    No RBI for Morgan in 2012 and boom, HR.

  45. pattonbb says:

    Nyjer Morgan…..anyone but Nyjer Morgan…..

  46. bob hasis says:

    @Eric Bowser, everything you just wrote is spot on! Hurdle is a dunce for bunting in that situation – every situation for that matter – we just gave away an out to a pitcher and catcher are going to have big problems tonight. The umpire is guessing – not calling, and can’t Jose make a decision that is right; he did not have to run IF he noticed to where the bunt was placed.
    Bunting sucks in general unless it’s a drag bunt for a base hit, but bunting bt incompetents is worse.

  47. Eric Bowser says:

    @Bob – Exactly. If a manager calls the bunt sign, at least try to bunt for a hit. This is stuff taught in Little League and by time these egos make it to the majors, they are not required to be able to execute the most basic of baseball fundamentals.

    Bunting should be part of the everyday practice routine for everyone.

    I can remember watching in my first baseball game at Three Rivers during batting practice the Cardinals’ Ozzie Smith, Vince Coleman, Willie McGee, and Jose Oquendo would be bunting the ball to get it down the line and not to the pitcher or dead ball in front of catcher.

  48. Milo Hamilton says:

    Wake me when (if) we score.

  49. Nyjer just keeps the line moving on ex-Bucs doing big things against the old club. Sleepy LaRoche goes off in each series against Washington. Ronny has a good series and does some damage in the Mets series. Maholm has a good start against us and also had a hit in the game if I recall. Now Nyjer begins on a big note.

  50. Eric Bowser says:

    Pirates continue to beat themselves, Hague with error against a guy who can’t run.

    This is all about mental part of the game.

  51. lasedog8 says:

    i’m dumbfounded by Hurdle’s management of this team. You have a catcher who can’t throw the ball, yet you are bunting Tabata to third – let him run. I know the numbers prove it, but I still can’t believe how inept this offense is…

  52. Bizrow says:

    The curse continues

    Now if Slick Frankie would just jump off the Clemente Bridge??

  53. That triple by JHay just may have made up for the horrible bunt.

  54. JMB says:


  55. Nice hit there by Cutch!! 1-1 now with no one out and Cutch on third.

  56. Eric Bowser says:

    Pedro just stares at strike three….

  57. Walker with a nice flare hit to bring the lead at 2-1.

  58. Eric Bowser says:

    Walker cleans up the mess, RBI single to RF.

  59. The Hague!! 1st and 2nd with 1 out.

  60. Eric Bowser says:

    Hague with a 7-game hitting streak after that line single to center.

  61. Eric Bowser says:

    Barajas launched that one but foul….

  62. JMB says:

    That Lucroy story def smells fishy.

  63. Let’s go Jordy!!

  64. JohninOshkosh says:

    Walker runs on Braun’s arm. I love it.

  65. Eric Bowser says:

    Barajas singles to LF to drive in Walker, puts runners at second and third, one out and Mercer to hit.

  66. Eric Bowser says:

    bases loaded for the big hitter, Kevin Correia.

  67. Wolf at 70 pitches after the walk to Mercer and only after 2 1/3 innings.

  68. Eric Bowser says:

    I’m calling it, Granny for KC coming

  69. JohninOshkosh says:

    Wolf starts the pitcher with a bender. Weird.

  70. Eric Bowser says:

    force out at home, Hague out 5-2, leaves gold on the bases.

  71. JohninOshkosh says:

    Thats the Nyjer we all love!

  72. Eric Bowser says:

    How was Tabata not at third base?

    6-1 Pirates but come on

  73. Milo Hamilton says:

    He giveth, and he taketh.

  74. Why is Jose NOT on third after that ball sails over Nyjer’s head!!! Nice hit, but he got bailed out by Nyjer. If that was Cutch and JHay they is on third. 6-1 good guys!!

  75. @Eric, I swear I’m not looking at the post before I write something. I’m apparently the echo here. Probably my slow MLBTV feed tonight – likely due to the nasty weather we are having right now in Northern Virginia. Great play by play.

  76. JohninOshkosh says:

    Steve: I saw what was going on in your part of the world on the Weather Channel. Stay safe.

  77. @John, Thanks. We have some more coming through later as the front gets closer, so will be interesting. Hope the soon to be 5 year old sleeps through it.

  78. Great play be Walker on Wolfe’s batted ball.

  79. Eric Bowser says:

    @Steve – No worries, just stay safe.

  80. Thanks Eric, will do.

  81. lasedog8 says:

    Pedro just flailing at pitches tonight…

  82. JohninOshkosh says:

    Brewers announcers noted that this is the 5th game this year the Pirates have scored 6 or more runs. The Brewers have done it 18 times.

  83. JohninOshkosh says:

    Anybody here see Walker play QB in H.S.? Brewers announcers were impressed that he was so good especially “in that part of the country.”

  84. pattonbb says:

    Johan Santana is 4 outs away from a no-no. Against St. Louis..

  85. Eric Bowser says:

    Ryan Braun is quite the actor in the batter’s box with anything inside.

  86. Eric Bowser says:

    I thought Walker was a running back?

  87. Eric Bowser says:

    what a play by Pedro Alvarez

  88. JohninOshkosh says:

    @Eric I honestly don’t know. Relying on what they said. Can’t stand the way Braun is such a Diva.

    Mets and Padres I believe are the only franchises without no no’s. 3 outs to go for Santana.

  89. likeabugonarug says:

    Interesting stat on > 6 runs by the teams. But the better number is the Bucs have more wins so far this season and are ahead of the Brewers. And let’s hope that increases by 3 this weekend. We deserve a sweep of this team.

    Saw on Gameday video why Jose only had a chance at a double. He was slow leaving the box thinking he had lined out to Morgan.

  90. Eric Bowser says:

    and that’s why I HATE the shift

  91. Milo Hamilton says:

    Walker mostly played WR. They were going to move him to RB his senior year but Clair Altemus didn’t want the beating he would take hurt his draft status in baseball. So they left him at receiver. Needless to say, he was very good.

  92. JohninOshkosh says:

    Thanks Milo. I didn’t think that sounded right.

    Four times Met pitchers, including Santana tonight, have taken a no hitter into the 9th. Seaver did all three of the others.

  93. Dave G says:

    *** Mets Santana carrying a no-hitter into the ninth inning in New York…

  94. Eric Bowser says:

    MLB Network has 9th inning up for Santana

  95. Milo Hamilton says:

    Also, Pine Richland’s QB Kevin McCabe graduated after Neil’s junior year & I think there was even talk about playing him at QB his senior year. I can’t remember who it was, but someone did enough at QB to keep Neil at WR.

  96. Eric Bowser says:

    line out, 1 pitch

    2 outs to go for Johan

  97. Dave G says:

    In NY, StL’s Torrez flies out for first out.

  98. Eric Bowser says:

    2 outs in 9th

    1 to go for Johan

  99. pattonbb says:

    1 out to go in NY

  100. Dave G says:

    Two down in ninth for Mets

  101. Dave G says:

    128 pitches for Santana. Friese at bat for Cards

  102. pattonbb says:

    Congrats Johan Santana

  103. Eric Bowser says:

    Congrats to Johan Santana for 1st no-hitter in Mets history.

  104. Dave G says:

    Freese up with 3-2 count

  105. Dave G says:

    K for Santana!!!

  106. Dave G says:

    NO-han Santana reads toe scoreboard!

  107. Milo Hamilton says:

    2003 Pine Richland QB was Jake Long. No more Pine Richland football, too many bad memories.

  108. Milo Hamilton says:

    Mets get their 1st no hitter in their 8,020th game.

  109. Dave G says:

    Wow. In the seventh inning of the Mets’ game, StL’s Beltran hit one down the left field line that clearly hit the paint but was called foul…

  110. Eric Bowser says:

    What an amazing night, no-hitter by Johan Santana and now Tabata has 2 walks tonight.

  111. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    @bob, got yours in time, so you got it!!!

  112. Eric Bowser says:

    and Tabata gets picked off 1B. UGH

  113. JohninOshkosh says:

    Just called my older brother, Huge Mets fan. For years he would weep if I uttered the words “Jimmy Qualls.” Told me its a good sign. Perhaps it is a year for both our teams to break some streaks.

  114. JohninOshkosh says:


    Thanks for the insight. I love HS football.

  115. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Just realized tomorrow night’s game isn’t going to be broadcast anywhere.

    How exactly is that possible?
    Better yet, why is that possible?

    And most importantly, where can I listen to it if I’m not in the Pittsburgh area?

  116. Eric Bowser says:

    Mercer had him out!

  117. Braun continues to cheat. Out on that awesome play by Mercer. Ump called him safe.

  118. Eric Bowser says:

    This needs to be last inning for Correia.

  119. Dave G says:

    He was out!~~~

    What a play, though, by Mercer!

  120. Milo Hamilton says:


    FOX has their national game tomorrow night at 7:00. They have exclusive rights to that time period. They chose not to include our game in their coverage so no TV, anywhere. Blame the Brewers for not playing a day game.

    I have the MLB audio package. It’s 19.95 for the whole year & really comes in handy during spring training. I just listened to the last 2 innings of the Mets broadcast.

  121. Milo Hamilton says:

    @Dave G

    Good to hear from you.

  122. Braun with a between pitching change steroid shot to help his booboo.

  123. Mike C. says:

    i don’t know how Correia does it.
    everytime it seems like it’s his time to get kicked out of the rotation he seems to do juuuust enough to stay
    well, my hats off to him. did a lot better tonight than I expected.

  124. JohninOshkosh says:

    I wonder if the Brewers arn’t playing a day game tomorrow because the Dodgers didn’t want to play a day game on get away Thursday.

  125. Milo Hamilton says:

    @Mike C.

    Charley Feeney, the great beat writer for the PG, had a term he called “the 3 loss win”. At the very point a guy was about to get booted from the rotation, he’d somehow find a way to win one keeping him in the rotation for another month. And probably losing 3 more games in the process.

    DK: I don’t know, Milo. Do you really put Correia in that category?

    I love the Feeney term. Just don’t think it applies here.

  126. bob hasis says:

    JohnnOshkosh@#83, I saw Walker play several games for Pine Richland high school. I do not remember him as a QB. I believe a tight end, wide receiver, probably played RB and I know he returned punts and kickoffs.

    He was a verifiable star

  127. Dave G says:

    I have a chance to see the Bucs here in Cincinnati this coming Wednesday night. Morton was scheduled to pitch, but it looks like maybe Lincoln will fill in. I hope to be there.

  128. JohninOshkosh says:


    Thanks. Good stuff. It’s amazing how dominant those guys are at that level. I use to watch Eric Hinske play baseball around here when he was in H.S. Nobody else on the field even came close.

    The local news here had a nice piece on Casey McGehee. Very emotional about his return to Milwaukee. I think my Badger brethren will give him a nice round of applause if he gets to bat.

    I just might have to road trip to Pittsburgh this fall and catch a HS game with you and Milo!

  129. Dave G says:

    Warm applause for McGehee as he comes to bat in the 8th

  130. Dave G says:

    Tab’s on base for the 4th time tonight

  131. Eric Bowser says:

    Tabata came into the game with .268 OBP, about time to see him on-base 4 times tonight.

  132. Eric Bowser says:

    are these really the Pirates?

  133. Pay the man Playoffs for the OVER!! Nice two out, two run double by Cutch.

  134. JohninOshkosh says:

    I declare the Miller Park curse ovah.

  135. Dave G says:

    Cutch is something else right now. Fun to watch.

  136. Pedro can’t even buy a hit. Great play by Ransom.

  137. Dave G says:

    The Pirates are so dominant tonight. Such a different, confident feel to this game. Been a while.

  138. Pedro tattooed that pitch, but the slice made it easier for Ransum to catch it, but it was a tough catch to make.

  139. JohninOshkosh says:

    I’ll be at the yard tomorrow night. If I was as skilled with my android as Dejan is with his iphone, then I would try to blog a little during the game for the TV impaired but, alas, I am not.

    Enjoyed the chat tonight, gents. Y’all have a good night now, ya hear.

  140. Dave G says:

    Santana’s no-hitter required 134 pitches.

    Randy Johnson (1990) and Sandy Koufax (1962) each threw 138-pitch 9-inning no-hitters.

  141. Raise it!! 26-25 on the season!! Have a good one and Let’s get ‘um again tomorrow!!

  142. T.S. says:

    Something tells me CH had a private sit down with Tabata, and told him in no uncertain terms that he better cowboy up or his ass would get sent down. Sad that a guy like that needs a babysitter to remind him that he’s in the friggin’ big leagues.

  143. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Nice little night by Mr. McCutchen and the Bucs. Feels good to run one up on them for a change. By the way, the OVER wins. Thanks to everyone who played. See you tomorrow night!!
    *** By the way if anyone has a link to where I could at the very least listen to the game tomorrow, please send it along. Thanks. ***

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    Steve J Smith 145
    cosmo 130
    Evan 129
    GlassHalfFull 112.5
    Bizrow 100
    JaxBuc 90
    Officer Mancuso 60
    jeffsbar 60
    OZ 40
    pattonbb 30
    Mike C. 30
    RobertoForever 25
    JD 25
    NMR 20
    JMB 10
    tmp444 EVEN
    bob hasis EVEN
    bman -30
    JohninOshkosh -50
    TDB1977 -60
    Milo Hamilton -100
    Arriba Wilver -125

    If I messed anything up, please let me know. Thanks.

  144. bob hasis says:


    My team, Thomas Jefferson, is in AAA which is the second highest classification and pretty good quality of play. Milo and I haven’t set anything up officially yet, I’m looking forward to the possibility. Actually when Neil Walker was a senior, we played against them for the right to go to Hershey and play in the state championship. They beat us in that game,and they went to Hershey and lost a pitcher’s battle 39-38 to Mannheim Central.
    Pine Richland has since moved up to AAAA.

    A bit of history, Thomas Jefferson did eventually get to Hershey in 3 of the next 5 years and won the states all three times.

    As Milo made reference some weeks back, we have an outstanding coach and program. They are fun to watch; we don’t win every game just most of them.

  145. bob hasis says:


    You mentioned your Badger brethren, well they better do the right thing on Tuesday or none of this stuff we enjoy will matter anymore, and this magnificent country will be heading to hell in a hand basket.

    Major step toward good conquering evil in November.

    Just my opinion!

  146. Drew71 says:

    I see the .500+ hangover has kicked in.

    Hair of the dog, folks. Hair of the dog.

  147. Drew71 says:

    Wow. This is bordering on alcohol poisoning. Or something.

  148. JMB says:

    Just for you Drew, SIGN SOLER.

    Nutting, you cheap sumgum, go get us Soler!!

    Back to bed now.

  149. Drew71 says:

    Clean up your mess first, please.

  150. JMB says:

    Seriously tho, it would be awesome to get a guy KLaw sees as a #1 pick (5-8 range) to add to this year’s pick – esp with the new draft rules. Adapt or die!

  151. Drew71 says:

    Yes it would.

    It smells like a bidding war. (Or maybe that’s the residue of the hangover.)

    Yet not like a typical FA bidding war. One that the Pirates could afford. But knowing them, with their Internal Value Chainsaw Massacre, they can afford it but will choose not to.

  152. Drew71 says:


  153. JMB says:

    For anyone who missed it yesterday, there is stuff about the Pirates, and it sounds like the Twinkies don’t plan on trading Morneau or Willingham. But they could just be trying to raise the price.

  154. Officer Mancuso says:

    Every time I absolutely give up on Pedro, he starts hitting. Now that I’ve figured this out, I can’t give up on him. Therefore he will never hit again.

  155. Drew71 says:

    Officer, great post. I remember that Star Trek episode.

    Spock: I cannot lie. I am lying.

    Then the Fembots explode.

    Just like Pedro.

    Makes PERfect sense.

  156. Bizrow says:

    I don’t think its a +500 hangover

    I think we are just all in shock ;-)

  157. Officer Mancuso says:

    For fans of pitching, Bedard vs. Marcum tonight has great potential. Neither of them overpowers anyone, but when they’re on their game they are masters of the craft, the rare cases of non-flamethrowers with high k/9 numbers. They say Marcum has a killer changeup. If that one pitch could be used by itself I could be in the Hall of Fame.

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