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Final: Pirates 6, Reds 5

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (3-6) vs. Cincinnati Reds (5-4)

Starters: RHP A.J. Burnett vs. RHP Mike Leake

Time: 7:05 p.m.

Site: PNC Park

TV, radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan

Here’s the official live box score.

Here’s the Pirates’ lineup …

  1. Starling Marte, LF
  2. Neil Walker, 2B
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Garrett Jones, 1B
  5. Russell Martin, C
  6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B
  7. Travis Snider, RF
  8. Clint Barnes, SS
  9. Burnett, RHP

Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates page. Karen Price is up in the clouds.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.


  1. Should have taken warning
    It’s just people mourning, running, hiding, lost
    Couldn’t find, find a place to go
    So it’s RED skies at night, RED skies at night
    Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh oh, oh

    Hope the Bucs can FIXX their offense this weekend….

    Time for THREE-PLAY FRIDAY!!
    Let’s open The Window…What’ll ya have? What’ll ya have?
    As always this is just for fun and entertainment purposes.

    Max “wager” is 100 units on each separate line.
    All “wagers” must be divisible by 5.
    Please reply in this box, makes it much easier for me to “book-keep” that way.

    LINE #1
    Total COMBINED HITS by Neil Walker + Pedro Alvarez in tonight’s game
    LINE is 3.5

    LINE #2
    Total RUNS SCORED by the Pirates this weekend against the Reds
    Line is 8.5

    LINE #3
    Total WINS by the Pirates this weekend against the Reds
    Line is 1.5

    Anyone can play, and everyone should try!

    **The Window is on twitter, @TheBuccoWindow, feel free to follow**

    Thanks to all for playing and good luck!!

  2. Here are the updated standings. Let me know if there are any mistakes. Thanks.
    RobertoForever ~ 290
    EricBowser ~ 250
    theplanisworking ~ 250
    JRay3 ~ 225
    JohninOshkosh ~ 220
    Boise Bucco ~ 200
    Kevin ~ 200
    Pucknutz ~ 200
    JoeyBats ~ 175
    JUCOFan ~ 175
    Frankie ~ 150
    OZ ~ 150
    Jandy ~ 100
    Jason81 ~ 100
    PetroSteel ~ 100
    tcb ~ 100
    tdb1977 ~ 100
    bman ~ 80
    Karen22 ~ 75
    radio wave ~ 75
    cmat0829 ~ 50
    mlrgenuine ~ 50
    TJ ~ 50
    JaxBuc ~ 30
    tmp444 ~ 25
    Arriba Wilver ~ EVEN
    DemonDachshund ~ EVEN
    fellocolonial ~ EVEN
    Lad9 ~ EVEN
    Nate83 ~ EVEN
    pants-n-at ~ EVEN
    Steve J. Smith ~ EVEN
    TK ~ EVEN
    Joey Mellons ~ -20
    Ruffian706 ~ -40
    JD ~ -50
    TCB ~ -50
    Dom ~ -75
    KJX ~ -75
    cosmo ~ -100
    Dcpinpgh ~ -100
    Kevin S ~ -100
    steelercrazy ~ -100
    stuart66 ~ -200
    Bizrow ~ -500
    JMB ~ -500

  3. Bizrow says:

    Well, I see me and my buddy JMB are tied for the cellar,

    Gotta change that

    100 nuclear nuggets on lines 1, 2 and 3 on the OVAH

    Its only nuclear nuggets ;-)

  4. Bizrow says:

    Thats 100 on each ;-)

  5. TCB says:

    75 under on all 3.

  6. cmat0829 says:

    OK, let me have:

    1) UNDER 100 units (hope I’m wrong)
    2) OVER 100 units (should be easy, no?)
    3) OVER, 100 units (they take 2 of 3)

  7. Lad9 says:

    Lets see now….

    Line 1 – 100 gold talents on the under
    Line 2 – 75 talents on the over
    Line 3 -100 talents on the under

    Thanks Playoffs!

    BTW, that collective wail just heard across North America was from the National League hitters after hearing that Chris Leroux was DFA’d. Lets go Buccos!

  8. JohninOshkosh says:

    Line 1 50/Under

    Line 2 50/Over

    Line 3 50/Under

    I thank you.

  9. tdb1977 says:

    100 on the under on line 1
    100 on the under for line 2
    100 on the over for line 3

  10. JRay3 says:

    Good afternoon to the Window…well a big 10 game home stand begins tonight with the first six against division foes, time for the team to show us some indication of how it will fare this season against the favorites. On to three play Friday:

    Line 1 – Well Mike Leake made five starts against the Pirates last year. In those starts he allowed just 30 hits or 6 a game even thought the Reds were just 2-3 in those contests. Couple that with the fact that in nine games this season neither Walker or Alvarez own a multi-hit game and one would need to do so in this line.

    100 on the UNDER for line 1

    Line 2- In nine games this season the Pirates have scored a whopping 21 runs or 2.33 runs a game. In six three game sets with the Reds last season the team’s run totals were 4, 7, 17, 10, 7, 5…four time falling under the total and only two times going over the total and those came in the summer. I want to believe the bats break out but Cueto and Latos have been tough on the Bucs and there is not enough evidence to suggest it happens here.

    75 on the UNDER for line 2

    Line 3 – The Reds went 11-7 versus Pittsburgh last season with the Pirates getting 2 wins in just 2 of the 6 series between the two. The Pirates are piecing together their pitching probables with Wandy forced to skip a start and Locke going in another. Tonight really is a must win with AJ on the mound. Too much for the Pirates to overcome my gut tells me.

    100 on the UNDER

    Hoping the team can prove the numbers wrong…thanks and Let’s Go Bucs!

  11. JMB says:

    100 each on all three UNDERS.

    Lemme out of the cellar!

    This gimp suit chafes!!!

  12. Pucknutz says:

    100 each
    UNDER all 3 lines

  13. stickyweb says:

    I’ll take:

    100 under #1
    100 under #2
    100 over #3


  14. Jason81 says:

    Trying to figure out which way to go with these 3 has made my head hurt, so I’ll just fling some mud at the wall and hope it sticks…

    Line 1–100 on the UNDER
    Line 2–50 on the OVER
    Line 3–25 on the OVER

  15. Ghost says:

    Skimmed through the discussion about Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke on previous thread. I’ve always felt it an injustice that pitchers can throw missiles at the hands, elbows and heads of batters with virtual impunity. That fact that (some) teams get a modicum of vengeance on a pitcher’s teammate in the next frame does not even it out. By then, A) everybody knows it’s coming, B) the stakes are usually not the same, and C) the pitcher who started it all is not the one paying the price. (Even when they do get a suspension, it’s a joke because the suspension is finished before their next start anyway). Along with Chapman nailing Cutch, Roger Clemens throwing at Mike Piazza’s head and Cole Hamels hitting Bryce Harper (as a “welcome”) stand out as other examples of chicken_ _ _t pitchers throwing at opposing players with impunity. Perhaps for just a little while anyway, pitchers will think twice about being Carlos Quentined before they aim at a batter.

  16. Ghost says:

    That said, as there is an exception to every rule and senitment, I do exempt Nolan Ryan for that one time he stood his ground and womped on the brash Robin Ventura’s face.

  17. Keith says:

    I know it seems counterintuitive, but…
    100 under
    100 under
    100 over
    Pitching gets it done.

  18. JohninOshkosh says:

    That was a great fight. Nolan grabbed Ventura around the neck with his arm and let go with the other arm on Ventura’s face. Ventura was a young strong man and Ryan was middle aged. I remember Ventura walking away red faced and embarrassed.

  19. TK says:

    Line # 1 – 100 on the under
    Line # 2 – 100 on the over
    Line # 3 – 100 on the over

  20. cherokee23 says:

    1—–100 under
    2—–100 over
    3—–100 under

  21. Bizrow says:

    I got you right where I want ;-)

  22. Bizrow says:

    If you haven’t posted your place of residence, please add a reply to this post with where a lunatic resides, I think we are close to 330 locations

  23. Ghost says:

    It was pretty cool. Ryan should get another no-hitter put in the books for how he shut down Ventura and pounded him.

  24. Playoffs, Lets go with:

    Line 1 – Under 100
    Line 2 – Over 100
    Line 3 – Over 100

    Thanks. Let’s go Bucs!!

  25. stuart66 says:

    100 escudos each on the under for all three.


  26. Chico says:

    First wager of the season for me. Good to see you back here, playoffs!

    Line #1:
    50 on the under

    Line #2:
    50 on the over

    Line #3:
    100 on the under

  27. stuart66 says:

    Biz, one of us has to get healthy here. I got 300 riding on the under for the three!


  28. Just saw the movie “42” today. It was pretty good. It really went into the verbal abuse that he took on and off the field. Of course there were several instances of people laughing when Pittsburgh was brought up. Of course back in the later 40’s through the mid-50’s the Bucs mostly sucked as well, so that is pretty much why they were laughin. Just couldn’t help thinking of how Branch Rickey was also instrumental to bringing in Roberto Clemente to the Pirates.

  29. Karen22 says:

    1. 50 on UNDER
    2. 75 on OVER
    3. 100 on UNDER

    Merci beaucoup for keeping us involved, Playoffs!

  30. Bizrow says:

    Branch Rickey did good!!!!

  31. Milo Hamilton says:

    “If Chris Leroux clears waivers, he can refuse assignment to the minor leagues and become a free agent since he has been outrighted before.”

    Stop getting my hopes up.

  32. Another thing to pray about. Maybe Houston will grab him.

  33. Jandy says:

    75 under all 3 please Mr. Playoffs

  34. Bizrow says:

    When you dumpster dive, you know what you usually will find

    That being said, good luck to you Chris, hope you find a good place

  35. Joey Mellons says:

    Over on all three. 35 units on each line.

  36. Dave G says:

    For Ohio viewers, all three games this weekend are on Fox Sports Ohio. (Blacked out on MLB GameCenter)

  37. JohninOshkosh says:

    I’m going to it tomorrow. Looking forward to it. Interested to see how Christopher Meloni does as Durocher and John McGinley does as Red Barber.

    Saw an interview with the director. He said he spent a lot of time talking to Rachel Robinson and Ralph Branca, who just happens to be Bobby Valentine’s father in law.

  38. Arriba Wilver says:

    Line #1—100 on the UNDER
    Line #2—50 on the UNDER
    Line #3—25 on the OVER

    Thanks, Playoffs!

  39. Dave G says:

    If you aren’t good enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates, for Pete’s sake, who *are* you good enough for?

  40. bman says:


    Line 1: 50 on the UNDER
    Line 2: 50 on the OVER
    Line 3: 50 on the UNDER

  41. JohninOshkosh says:

    Does Rickey belong on the honorary ‘Lunatics List?”

  42. Bizrow says:

    The best thing you could do, Stuart is pick the opposite of me

  43. Dave G says:

    No MLB.TV, but audio still available.

  44. Bizrow says:

    I thought about that, what do the lunatics think? Part of me says, he’s represented by Roberto, but, due in part to your question, it made me think, he helped break the color barrier, which the reason for such a barrier is probably the stupidest thing I’ve seen in my lifetime

    Hope that made sense

  45. Dave G says:

    And Saturday’s game is televised on MLB Network for those further out of town.

  46. NO!!!

    He traded Ralph Kiner!

  47. Hey, Hey, Hey!

    I don’t talk about your mother that way!!

  48. My statement Wednesday night:

    Groat2Maz2Strangeglove says:
    April 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Chris Leroux knows today is “moving day.”
    Soon he will be moving to Indy.

    I wish I could say that was the statement of a person with superior intelligence———but even Neal Huntington figured it out!

  49. JohninOshkosh says:

    I would say no. His record as GM in Pittsburgh was uneven. He did help build what would become the ’60 World Champs. But I think Clemente represents what needs to be represented for him on the list.

  50. Milo Hamilton says:

    Now it’s time to expect nothing, but hope for the unexpected.

  51. Bob Spagna says:

    Playoffs, you’re a beautiful person. JRay jumps right in with his stuff. Just a lurker here, but this is one great blog – – except those times when a few go for the super snarky or butthurt. – – which I do not get at all. No way, no how.

  52. Milo Hamilton says:

    It is 100% completely illegal for Leake to have all that rosin on his cap. Don’t know why he needs it anyway, I understand he has naturally sticky fingers.

  53. Milo Hamilton says:

    Good thing he didn’t drill him, huh ?

  54. JRay3 says:

    The bats have awakened against Leake. AJ with some run support to work with for first time this season has he fans his fifth batter of the night.

    Great start Buccos!

  55. Bizrow says:

    So B Phillips hits a dinger and salutes to the PBC dugout?

    Drill that SOB

  56. Milo Hamilton says:

    ROOT showing Frank Coonelly at the Bowtie Bar.

  57. TJ says:

    I’m curious about Pirates Charities that they show over and over and over again and talk about again and again. Is that a play on words or is it a real charity program? The Pirates give away enough wins every year to be considered a charity.

    I’m wondering if Nutting tries to get a tax break for all the losses the Pirates take.

  58. TJ says:

    He didn’t go up in flames which means he’s still on his 2nd or 3rd drink

  59. JRay3 says:

    Now there is a surprise.

  60. TJ says:

    AJ won’t do it. He’s the only starter they have and can’t afford any kind of suspension (not that it will matter). But as a leader you can’t put your team in that spot. Leave it to a reliever like Morris.

  61. Milo Hamilton says:

    C’mon Biz, don’t you know the game’s played on a computer printout ?

  62. Bizrow says:

    I’m pretty sure Nuttin gets a tax break on toilet paper at his house

  63. 14 straight balls coming out of the pen might lend a little to that decision.

  64. TJ says:

    Someone needs to teach neverett how to count. First it was a few; then a couple then it was 5 seasons ago for the last triple play by the Pirates

  65. TJ says:

    Are you kidding? He doesn’t buy TP; he takes it home in his lunch box from the stadium

  66. JRay3 says:

    Jameson Taillon goes 6 innings allowing 2 runs with 10 K’s in start tonight for Altoona, encouraging. Just the thought of having two arms in Cole an Tallion that could be true aces…haven’t seen that in these parts since??? ’92 Drabek and somebody?

  67. JRay3 says:

    He is a tough listen, bring back Lanny.

  68. Bizrow says:

    Everything I needed to learn, I learned in Kindergarten

    Neverett, nor Slick Frank at the bar, well they skipped that thing

  69. Bizrow says:

    I think someone has to get traded for a SS or a stick

  70. Bizrow says:

    Its early, see what is in the newspaper tomorrow, or well, next week, or well, next year

  71. Bizrow says:


  72. TJ says:

    Sigh… I’m sorry Milo I totally forgot we were playing brokeball

  73. TJ says:

    Knowing NH it will be a tree trunk not a stick…. Travis Snider; enough said

  74. TJ says:

    You know NH comes here for advice.

  75. TJ says:

    Nothing says desperation like Fireworks in April and 40 degree nights.

  76. Officer Mancuso says:

    Burnett v Leake is a morality tale if I ever heard one. Great to see the Bucs rising to the occasion. I admire a man who reacts to adversity with calm determination and confidence in his skills, and a willingness to help teammates by the example of a positive attitude and a top flight work ethic. Go A.J. Burnett, in this team’s darkest hours you stood tall as a giant, and go Bucs.

    On the other hand, you have your Pedros.

  77. TJ says:

    But if I had to guess its going to be Taillon thats dealt. Probably for Barry Zito.

  78. Milo Hamilton says:

    Shhh. No traffic getting home.

  79. TJ says:

    These guys are getting worse and worse; sneeze jokes…. really?

    95% of AJ’s pitches have been curveballs out of the zone

  80. TJ says:

    Here is a shocker…. A-Rod paid to former employee of the clinic in florida to prevent documents tying him to the clinic.

    I feel an Oprah interview in the near future

  81. Officer Mancuso says:

    Pay for performance leads to outrages which are less outragous than other methods of distributing wealth.

  82. JohninOshkosh says:

    MLB bought those docus. I heard there may be up to a hundred names in them.

  83. Boise Bucco says:

    Hey, Pedro got a hit! Vin Scully would be soooo proud…

  84. McPherson shellacked again tonight. 7 runs, 7 hits, 2 walks in 1.2 innings. Wonder if he’s hurt. He’s been abysmal in the last 2 weeks or so.

  85. theplanisworking says:

    Looking at the crowd, I think they need to be more desperate.
    Plenty of good seats still available………

  86. theplanisworking says:


    Someone text Vin with the great news…………

  87. You sound like Bob Prince.

  88. Milo Hamilton says:

    Your #1 starter has only covered 17 innings in three starts. Just another reason this pitching staff is a shambles.

  89. Milo Hamilton says:

    Oh, here comes JHay so Leake can accidentally hit him.

  90. JohninOshkosh says:

    Are you at the game, Milo?

  91. Milo Hamilton says:

    No. Tomorrow. Everyones out, I’ve got an empty house. :)

  92. Milo Hamilton says:

    I really miss those 3 mph that have disappeared from Tony Watson’s fastball.

  93. Officer Mancuso says:

    Your #1 draft pick is batting .091 and your shortstop acquired.expensively is hitting .115. Are you seriously suggesting that A.J. Burnett’s performance is the reason this team is coming up a loser?

  94. Boise Bucco says:

    So is there a clause in Watson’s contract for how many 3-2 counts he pitches out of?

  95. theplanisworking says:

    SHOOT !!!

    Lead gone……… :(

  96. Boise Bucco says:

    Sorry AJ, looks like Watson owes you some steak…

  97. Boise Bucco says:

    Cutch, Jones, Martin up, let’s bring it

  98. Officer Mancusofq says:

    Time is merciless, as the dead would tell you, could they speak. Time will not be kind to this team, but A.J., unlike Pedro, will gut it out and perform at a professional level. The team, God help it, will end up with the fans it deserves.

  99. Of course the strikeout comes one batter too late. Now it is up to our bats. Come on Cutch, upstage Phillips for a change. Getting tired of Phillips’ act. Maybe the next AB he has, someone needs to at least pitch a little more inside. You can’t throw him meatballs and expect not to get burned. Let’s go Offense!

  100. JohninOshkosh says:

    Mike Leake still has time to get to Macy’s.

  101. theplanisworking says:

    YAY CUTCH!!!


  102. JohninOshkosh says:


  103. Arriba Wilver says:

    You called it!

  104. Milo Hamilton says:

    No, not at all. It’s only 3 starts. But over the long haul, that’s not acceptable from your #1. Now if you want to tell me he’s miscast as a #1, that’s another discussion.

  105. There you go Cutch, hope you winked at Phillips as you went by him!!

  106. Boise Bucco says:


  107. Comes as the first extra base hit for the Bucs out of 11 hits.

  108. Milo Hamilton says:

    Playing the role of Phil Regan tonight is Tony Watson.

  109. Officer Mancuso says:

    Time is merciless, as the dead would tell you, could they speak. Time will not be kind to this team, but A.J., unlike Pedro, will gut it out and perform at a professional level. The team, God help it, is ending up with the dead-ender fans it deserves.

  110. 2 Extra base hits in a row, keep it going!!

  111. Dusty’s look to take out the reliever was almost like: “Get the ___ outta here!”

  112. Boise Bucco says:

    Hurdle should learn that look. That look of dad-upon-teenage-boy disappointment when his son just royally jacked up the front lawn trying to cut the grass. “Just get the _____ out of here.”

  113. theplanisworking says:

    He looks like that every day………

  114. JohninOshkosh says:

    Oh, Barmy


  115. Boise Bucco says:

    Would’ve been nice to get one more there…give the ball to Melancon and Grilli, get this one done

  116. MadTurk says:

    Anyone see the side of Tabata neck? Looks like a tattoo of a hicky.

  117. Arriba Wilver says:

    I saw that.

  118. theplanisworking says:

    It looks like a set of lips……..

  119. MadTurk says:

    Question is, is it real or memorex?

  120. Boise Bucco says:

    Boom, 1-2-3…I know Hanny will turn it around in Boston, but I can’t imagine why Melancon didn’t show this side of himself last year. Maybe it was just a bad year? He was good enough in Houston to be worth Jed Lowrie, so he’s got the talent.

  121. Boise Bucco says:

    Huh, I just found out via Twitter that today is National Grilled Cheese Day…

  122. TJ says:

    He had a really bad month and was actually shipped to AAA. If you have a bad month as a reliever its almost impossible to get your ERA back to being respectable again.

  123. TJ says:

    So Carlos Quentin gets an 8 game ban for his role in the brawl with LA. Is that because Greinke was injured? Find it a bit much if it was just for charging the mound

  124. TJ says:

    From what I read ARod bought the documents pertaining to him before the MLB got to them

  125. Boise Bucco says:

    I think it was solely because Greinke was injured. If Greinke hadn’t been injured, probably would’ve been less than 5 games per side. As it stands, I felt like he should sit until Greinke gets back. Seems only fair. Likewise, if a pitcher beans a player and the player gets seriously hurt, the pitcher should sit until the batter comes back.

  126. Ump fell asleep. Votto was out on “ball 3.”

  127. MadTurk says:

    Is Grilli pitching from the handbook of Hanahan

  128. STFD Phillips!!! Raise it!!

  129. Boise Bucco says:


  130. TJ says:

    Ahh I hope Phillips pointed to the Pirates dugout after striking out

  131. Drew71 says:

    And how old are the lips?

  132. theplanisworking says:

    Hopefully this gives ol’ Dusty heartburn.

    Raise it!

  133. TJ says:

    I disagree. Greinke had just as much to do with the incident. Not hitting Quentin but his mouthing to Quentin after plunking him. Greinke chose to engage Quentin the way that he did; there is no way to predict that Greinke would be injured the way he was just as there is no way to predict if Quentin would be injured if Greinke plunked him. Greinke chose to engage and take on Quentin and at that point became part of the problem.

  134. TJ says:

    Guarantee a Pirate gets plunked tomorrow

  135. theplanisworking says:

    Better be a retaliation this year………

  136. Jandy says:

    Hey Bob come back more often :)

  137. theplanisworking says:

    wasnt he married to a 40-year old??? ;)

  138. Jandy says:

    I’ll have you know it’s still in the 50’s! :P

  139. Jandy says:

    You lucky devil, you ;)

  140. Jandy says:

    That is priceless!

  141. 4 DOWN, 78 TO GO!!
    The UNDER wins again.
    CONGRATS to Jray3 on reclaiming the Clubhouse Lead!!
    **Side note — we are up to 50 players already. YOU ALL ROCK!!**

    Here are the updated standing. Let me know if there are any mistakes. Thanks.
    JRay3 ~ 325
    Pucknutz ~ 300
    RobertoForever ~ 290
    Jason81 ~ 275
    JohninOshkosh ~ 270
    EricBowser ~ 250
    theplanisworking ~ 250
    Boise Bucco ~ 200
    Kevin ~ 200
    tdb1977 ~ 200
    JoeyBats ~ 175
    JUCOFan ~ 175
    tcb ~ 175
    Frankie ~ 150
    OZ ~ 150
    cmat0829 ~ 150
    bman ~ 130
    Karen22 ~ 125
    Jandy ~ 100
    PetroSteel ~ 100
    Arriba Wilver ~ 100
    Lad9 ~ 100
    Steve J. Smith ~ 100
    TK ~ 100
    stickyweb ~ 100
    cherokee23 ~ 100
    Keith ~ 100
    radio wave ~ 75
    mlrgenuine ~ 50
    TJ ~ 50
    Chico ~ 50
    JaxBuc ~ 30
    tmp444 ~ 25
    DemonDachshund ~ EVEN
    fellocolonial ~ EVEN
    Nate83 ~ EVEN
    pants-n-at ~ EVEN
    Ruffian706 ~ -40
    JD ~ -50
    TCB ~ -50
    Joey Mellons ~ -55
    Dom ~ -75
    KJX ~ -75
    cosmo ~ -100
    Dcpinpgh ~ -100
    Kevin S ~ -100
    steelercrazy ~ -100
    stuart66 ~ -100
    JMB ~ -400
    Bizrow ~ -600

  142. Jandy says:

    You’re the one that rocks, Playoffs :)

  143. Ghost says:

    Yes, you are Rocket Man. Can’t imagine how much time you put in, always recording everyone’s wager and recalculating the standings. Whew!
    Alright, so how’s this played? Everyone seems to be having so much fun, I want in. Imaginary $$? How much do we start off with, etc.?

  144. tdb1977 says:

    Its pretty simple ghost. When Playoffs puts the daily line on the game after the Pirates put the lineup up, you can put up to 100 fake units onto that line and he will record it. Once the game is complete, he will then tabulate the standings and post them. Its free, its addictive, and it fun as everything that some Pirates games can’t be. Give it a try, you will never want it to end! Step up to the window tonight when the line goes up and put down some fake units.

    Or else, the poodle will come after you ;)

  145. tdb1977 says:

    Saw this on twitter – Mike Leake pitched on free t-shirt Friday. Coincidence?

  146. Karen22 says:

    Ditto! Really glad you came back with the lines this season, Playoffs!

  147. Karen22 says:

    Just desserts! :)

  148. Jandy says:

    Hey Ghost, I suck at this but I like it. And I’m not in the hole, so holding at 100 I’m happy :) Go ahead, try it :)

  149. Ghost says:

    Thanks guys! Plan on getting addicted tonight if I get back in time before the window closes. If not, tomorrow’s will be the date I’ll recite every time I stand up at a Gamblers Anonymous meeting.

  150. Arriba Wilver says:


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