Posted on: June 17, 2009 2:03 am
Donte' Stallworth pled guilty to charges of DUI vehicular manslaughter (I remember when I had my first beer!)
BUT only got 30 days jail time for it. People care more about Vick's dogs than this poor guy crossing the street.
Posted on: June 17, 2009 2:01 am
25 people were arrested for vandalising some city crap downtown... REALLY?
... I remember when I had my first beer!
Posted on: April 23, 2009 6:17 pm
Looking Back... Going into the series with the RED HOT (11-1) Marlins I think most Pirate fans would have been happy with 2 out of 3, even pleased with just 1 game. Coming off an embarrassing 11-1 loss to the Braves, Ross Ohlendorf got the nod for Game 1 of the series and boy did he take advantage. Ohlendorf pitched a gem of a game with 7 innings pitched, 2 hits, 0 ER, and an impressive 5 to 1 K's to BB's. Game 2 turned out to be a showcase for Freddy Sanchez. Freddy went 3-4 with 7 total bases and ultimately the game deciding HR in the 3rd inning. Karstens pitched 6 solid innings giving up 3 hits and 1 ER. Capps pitched a great 9th inning and picked up his 4th save of the year. Game 3 belonged to Adam LaRoche. With 2 men on in the 1st inning LaRoche hit a monstrous ball to left which resulted in a ground rule double and the first run for the Pirates. His next three AB's went Single, Double, Double and he finished the day 4-5 with 7 total bases. Maholm's pitching was nothing to write home about, but we are the Pirates. We don't ask for superstar perfomances. A win is a win and Maholm is (3-0).
Looking Ahead... Pirates' pitching seems to be on track. The loss of Ryan Doumit for 8-10 weeks is something that concerns me. Doumit got off to a slow start, but that Grand Slam against the Cardinals appeared to kick his season into high gear. I hope Jason Jaramillo will be able to fill his shoes somewhat in the next 2 months of ball.
Posted on: April 14, 2009 7:03 pm
After the first week of baseball the Pirates are still breathing at 4-3. Just last year, it took 10 games to get to 4 wins, and we all can remember the years where the Pirates found themselves in late April struggling for their first few wins. There have been a few things thus far that have impressed me- first being the pitching. Zach Duke has been absolutely impeccable going 2-0 and allowing 1 earned run in his first 15 1/3 innings pitched with a complete game shutout to boot. Duke also has hit 2-4 with 2 doubles! Paul Maholm also had an impressive outing, and even in a loss Ross Ohlendorf seemed to have his stuff together out there on the mound. It's a shame our offense couldnt have helped out Ohlendorf on that day. The Pirates offense finds themselves at about middle of the road in most offensive categories. I have been very impressed with Nyjer Morgan thus far in the leadoff position, and Freddy Sanchez has been hitting the ball well with 6 doubles thus far, most in the MLB . As far as fielding is concerned the Pirates are also middle ground. Out of the five Pirate errors, 3 have been made by Andy LaRoche . The Pirates have the only triple play in the Majors this year, so that's something fun to toot our horn about.
Posted on: April 6, 2009 1:44 pm
I'm getting excited for Opening Day 2009 with the Pirates headed to St. Louis to begin the season. The Pirates will test the waters at 4:15 pm in a game that will showcase Paul Maholm vs. Adam Wainwright. Sportsline preseason power rankings has the Pirates as the worst team in the Majors. Others have the Buccos around 28th-30th. So why am I pumped up to see the Bucs play today? Because we have a young squad that is ready for a change. It's happening in sports everywhere from the Rays to the Arizona Cardinals we see teams jump up from nowhere to challenge for championships. The Pirates have a good coaching staff this year too from Perry Hill to Joe Kerrigan. I am not looking for a win today, or to take the series in St. Louis, but I will be looking for good signs from the team. Let's be realistic, you can't ask for too much from a team that is coming off their 16th consecutive losing season.
Posted on: April 3, 2009 5:38 pm
Going into the final week of the National Hockey League season we have the Pittsburgh Penguins to cheer on. The Pens, who once during the Therrien era looked to be a bleak, low seed playoff team IF at all, now look like a playoff team that could hold home ice advantage in a first round matchup. The Pens have the best record in the NHL after suffering an embarrasing 5-2 loss to the Capitals, in which we all saw Ovie trying to make a fool out of Sidney Crosby. That being said, in order to get where the team wants to be (a top 4 seed) they have to look ahead to tomorrow night at a huge game visiting Carolina. Carolina currently has a one point lead over both the Flyers and the Penguins, but have played one more game the the Pens, and two more than the Flyers (who host the Maple Leafs tonight)