The Dog Days: Predicting the Pirates in July and August

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On July 19th, 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates stood at a formidable 51-44, with a one-half game lead in the National League Central division. It was the latest into the season that the Pirates had been in first place since July 17th, 1997, so naturally there was some excitement to be had. In spite of the buzz, Pirates' manager, Clint Hurdle remained grounded. "They don't break a trophy in half and give it to you on July 19th," he told some enthusiastic reporters in an interview. What happened next … [Read more...]

Emotional Baseball Report: Area 51.5 – Andrew McCutchen

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[Note]This is the first post of what will hopefully be many in the Emotional Baseball Report Series.  I have been bugging Jason to start a blog for years, ok well I tell everyone that they should start a blog.  I have also felt like IheartPGH has been lacking in sports posts.  How can y ou have a blog about Pittsburgh with out sports?   Read the first post and be sure to follow @emobaseballrepo on Twitter as well[/note] There is room for argument that March 4th, 2012 was the best day to … [Read more...]