Posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates"

Cubs Will Look to Fortify the Roster to Compete in 2015

Cubs Will Look to Fortify the Roster to Compete in 2015
As the season winds down, with the World Series getting set to begin, the most anticipated off-season of the Epstein/ Hoyer era is just around the corner.  Next season will be the first that the Cubs make a conscious and concerted effort to win, with the expressed goal being to win the NL Central.  While... Read more »

They might be Giants

They might be Giants
This was not as suspenseful of a game as the last Wild Card game between the A’s and Royals, but for me, a Bay Area native, it was just as fun.  The Giants won behind the incredible pitching performance of one Madison Bumgarner and will advance to face the Washington Nationals in the National League... Read more »

Rooting Interests

Rooting Interests
Bunt jokes!  Ned Yost!  Small market teams!  The American League Wild Card play-in game had it all! First, there was Yost:   Ned Yost shows why he’s a terrible manager http://t.co/9r6TDxJtSb — ESPN.com’s SweetSpot (@espn_sweet_spot) October 1, 2014   You may recall that Yost helmed the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 when they were battling one... Read more »
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Goodbye Regular Season, Hello October

Goodbye Regular Season, Hello October
Let’s populate this post with tons of awesome highlights, because even though we didn’t see absolute chaos erupt, there was still a lot of great baseball being played. In the Cubs game, their last of 2014, Anthony Rizzo did this, and thus the Cubs avoided loss #90 and achieved more progress than most of us probably... Read more »

MLB Extreme Elimination Challenge

MLB Extreme Elimination Challenge
Tonight was the last time Derek Jeter would ever play at Yankee Stadium in Yankee pinstripes as an active player on the Yankees so of course there was a lot of fanfare and what not.  The game was, fittingly, the free game of the day on MLB.tv, so I got to watch most of it.... Read more »

Don't Get Eliminated!

Don't Get Eliminated!
The Oakland Athletics finally (it seems like it, no?) won a game and we got to see a fun post-game scene: They missed with the pie. They did not miss with the shower. http://t.co/BMrCKchSww — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 22, 2014   That would be former Cubs farmhand Josh Donaldson, who you may remember as... Read more »
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Down the Stretch

Down the Stretch
The Cubs just swept the Reds for the first time in forever:   #Cubs complete 1st sweep of #Reds at Wrigley since July 24-26, 2009 — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) September 18, 2014   And with that win, the Cubs say goodbye to the Reds until 2015, when they’ll have a few new faces in the... Read more »

Ivy's Round-Up: Walking the Plank One Last Time

Ivy's Round-Up: Walking the Plank One Last Time
Football is here, but remember that there’s still baseball to be played and even though the Cubs are eliminated from postseason play now, we should still pay attention to the pennant races as they sort themselves out over the final two weeks of the MLB regular season.  The playoffs should be very exciting as well,... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: What is a Sweep in the Metric System?

Ivy's Roundup: What is a Sweep in the Metric System?
As the season winds down, possibly without Anthony Rizzo or Starlin Castro due to their ailments, we find ourselves getting busy with work as school starts up and baseball gears up for the postseason.  Maybe there will be something to inspire us to blog more during the postseason and offseason, but right now, we’re pretty... Read more »
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The Diamondbacks need a psych evaluation (Updated: McCutchen hurt)

The Diamondbacks need a psych evaluation (Updated: McCutchen hurt)
Once upon a time (actually, about a month and a half ago) we saw the Arizona Diamondbacks do something very very silly because reasons and they lost the game.  You can read that account to see how stupid it was.  Because that’s the only word we can use: STUPID. Tonight, the Diamondbacks lost again.  But... Read more »