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Pittsburgh Pirates Rivals Report – Mid June Edition

By: pbdstaff | June 15, 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Rivals Report – Mid June Edition As we enter the middle of June, the National League Central standings have started to take a more projected shape. The Brewers and Cubs battle with each other for first place. The Cardinals aren’t far behind and should really join the party once all of their injuries are resolved. The Pittsburgh Pirates are flirting with .500 and cementing themselves into fourth place. Lastly, the Reds, despite having several top offensive contributors, suffer from an abysmal pitching staff and remain in last place. Milwaukee Brewers Actual...

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Two Sides of the Fence: Pittsburgh Pirates Retribution Tactics

By: pbdstaff | June 13, 2018 More than ever in baseball right now, there’s a debate going on about how teams and players should approach retribution for perceived violations of the unwritten rules of baseball. It appears the Pittsburgh Pirates are no different. Essentially, the question is twofold and is posed as such: 1) is there any credence to unwritten rules? Are these expected formalities (that have been created largely by players) helping, hindering, or simply neutral in today’s game of baseball? 2) When an opposing team is said to be in violation of the aforementioned unwritten rule(s), what,...

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