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Mound Visit: Myth-busting first half ☕

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KEVIN NEWMAN - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Felipe Vazquez and Josh Bell will represent the Pirates in the 90th edition of the MLB All Star Game tonight.

The rest of the 2019 edition of the PBC will get a chance to take a breather, assess their performances to date and ready themselves for the "second half" of the season.

Much like the club itself, we'll do the same. Here, we will shed light on a handful of myths that surround the 2019 Pirates, ultimately attempting to either sniff a whiff of validity to the perception, or dismiss it entirely.

Myth #1: Clint Hurdle can't manage a bullpen

Perhaps the only true criticism that one can level at a Major League Baseball manager, bullpen management is a hot topic for many fans and observers alike.

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