All Posts Tagged With: "pirates"

Odds and Ends: Bon Jovi brings us up to speed with the MLB’s first half

Before the second half of the MLB season begins, why not remember the first half in style? Set to the tune of Bon Jovi’s greatest hits album, here’s the season’s memorable moments thus far. Are you ready to rock!?! Lay Your Hands on Me: Boston Red Sox-Tampa Rays — The fight of the first half […]

Joel Pineiro tries out for new And1 Mixtape Baseball Tour

Puerto Rico isn’t exactly a powerhouse when it comes to soccer – at least, not according to Wikipedia – but that didn’t keep Joel Pineiro from showing off a little futbol move while getting an out in St. Louis’ 6-2 victory over Pittsburgh last Thursday. See more funny videos at CollegeHumor Damn, even Vasek Klouda […]

Tom Gorzelanny’s bobblehead has a piss poor attitude

We don’t know about you guys, but, frankly, we think the whole bobblehead craze should have never come back from the grave. But like lava lamps and Danny Bonaduce, they just won’t die! However, we must admit that we’re a big fan of Pirates pitcher Tom Gorzelanny’s doll which appears to be giving the finger […]

Odds and Ends: Tony Parker’s bachelor days are quickly running out

Now that Tony Parker has won his third championship to go along with his first Finals MVP, he can put all that basketball drama behind him and start focusing on all the drama that is going to surround his July 7th wedding to Eva Longoria. And the first thing he’s gotta deal with is some […]

The Full Count: Bad + Bad = extra innings Bad

Hell, even Garner looks bored 1. Longest Game of the Year: There have been quite a few extra-inning contests this year, but none as long as the Astros-Pirates game on Wednesday. The Astros always seem to get involved in the really long games, and this one lasted 16 innings. The winner of this marathon was […]

Oct 17 in Sports History: an earthquake hits the World Series

In 1989: The third game of the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s was postponed due to the biggest earthquake to hit the Bay Area since 1906. ABC-TV had just taken the air with the game about 30 minutes away when the 7.1 magnitude Loma Prieta quake hit, causing minor […]

Oct 13 in Sports History: Pirates win the World Series

In 1960: In perhaps the greatest Game 7 in sports history, Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski hit the first series-winning, bottom-of-the-ninth homerun in 57 World Series’ to defeat the heavily favored New York Yankees. With the score tied 9-9 at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field, Mazeroski connected off a 1-0 Ralph Terry pitch and drove it […]

The Full Count: Shutouts galore

2H, 1BB and 12K in 8 innings 1. Shut down and shut out: There were an inordinate amount of shutouts last night in the big leagues. Pitching prevailed as seven teams put up straight zeroes on the day. Let’s start with the American League, where three teams got blanked. The AL Wild Card race was […]

Sept 1 in Sports History: MLB’s first all-black lineup

Willie Stargell was black In 1971: Manager Danny Murtaugh of the Pittsburgh Pirates starting lineup against the Phillies was Rennie Stennett, Gene Clines, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Manny Sanguillen, Dave Cash, Al Oliver, and Jackie Hernandez, with Doc Ellis pitching. It was believed to be the first all-black (with several Latinos, of course) lineup in […]

Pirates can’t even do postgame entertainment right

Irony doesn’t work in Pittsburgh The Pittsburgh Pirates once again proved that they can’t bring in a decent performer when a band they hired to entertain fans waiting for their “Skyblast” fireworks show was booed off the stage. After the Pirates defeated the Astros, punk band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, who play sped […]

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