I, for one, blame Kate Upton. See, for all her otherworldly gifts, the solar system’s most celebrated supermodel didn’t even bother showing Monday at PNC Park.
It’s a series or two for the starters, then a slew of second-half backups and bungles that only the Edmund Nelson in your life could appreciate.
Who’d have thought the Pirates could fill out a lineup card on the seventh of August in which Josh Harrison would lead everyone in average, home runs and, uh, All-Star...
What the Pirates didn’t need, to say the very least, was the bullpen blowing up Charlie Morton’s strong seven innings into a 6-3 setback against the Marlins.
It’s easily reinforced that there’s this immense incongruity between the caliber of player the Pitt football program produces and the caliber of team.
Maybe Markus Wheaton had lost a bet. Or maybe he just wanted to stay dry from the steady rain that soaked Saint Vincent College all Sunday long.
Neal Huntington thanked his scouts. Not sure that’s one I’d heard before, but there it was.
Don't kid yourself: Russell Martin is the window. Martin, more than anyone, is the source of all this angst over what Neal Huntington acquired at the deadline.
“I wasn’t surprised at all,” Ryan Shazier insisted to reporters Monday when asked about the Steelers’ backs-on-backers drill.
“We’ve been waiting for someone like him to arrive for a while.” The scene was Sochi’s Bolshoy Ice Dome, site of the recent Olympics, and the speaker was Sami Salo.
Ben Roethlisberger looks and sounds fantastic, but don’t take my word for it. “This is the most excited I’ve been about any offense I’ve had,” Todd Haley was telling me.
The Steelers, who I’ve heard hail from the town with the great football team, have been anything but great of late as they embark on their 82nd season Friday.
To look at Francisco Liriano in Wednesday's 6-1 slapdown of the Dodgers at PNC Park, it's eminently clear he's at least close.
Here’s a story I’ve never told publicly, but hey, if not here, if not now, then when? It’s about the Pirates and Dodgers, but about a very different group of...