by: Patrick Reddick BUCN: The Story of the 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary About A 2012 MLB NL Central Team. The film—written, produced, filmed, edited, and directed by Greg Allison—documents the Pittsburgh team as it got off to a promising start before collapsing in a pile of its own fans’ tears. “The film had a very uplifting beginning, you could tell that these were some ballplayers who had enough
by: Patrick Reddick (@pmreddick) After learning he had been traded to the Red Sox earlier in the day, Boston-native Steve Fawley has decided to dub the innings pitched by the team’s latest addition, Joel Hanrahan, “hammatime.” “It’s good cause it has a similarity to his name,” said Fawley, 27, who works at a local bar where he catches most Red Sox games. “Usually that’s a good indicator that other fans will enjoy it when he comes in to pitch.” Fawley
by: Patrick Reddick In response to Ben Roethlisberger’s comments that the Pittsburgh Steelers are “The World’s Team”, Xalon Vadu now claims that the Kinfluffle Cube is clearly “The Galaxy’s Team.” “With the support the Steelers receive throughout the Earth, [Roethlisberger’s] comments are understandable,” Vadu told reporters Tuesday, “but their fan base fades quickly if you look at the larger picture.” The Cube plays their home games on ARZ17-2—a planet located in the NGC 2099 cluster of the Milky Way, about
Clint Hurdle has signed a two-year extension with Dubble Bubble to be his exclusive bubble gum provider, the Pirates’ manager revealed Saturday. “With the amount of time I spend chewing gum over the course of a season, it’s vital to have a high-quality gum to chew,” said Hurdle at a press conference during PirateFest. “It isn’t like I do much else.” “I made the switch from Big League Chew before the ’07 season,” said Hurdle, who was with Colorado at
by: Patrick Reddick With much criticism of the 2012 Pirates directed at their lack of ability to catch base stealers, the team has made the catching position a focus of the off-season. Though it may take a few more years, the Pirates have been excited to see the progression of a Pail and Shovel who is making his way through the minors. “It is an area that we are always looking to get better in,” said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle.