The Enigma of Pedro Alvarez the Cardinal killer

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Pedro Alvarez has to be the most frustrating player in the MLB. He will show flashes of brilliance for a few weeks that make him look like one of the best hitters in baseball, and then he will go through a slump the next month where he looks like he has never picked up a bat before.

Pedro Alvarez has been called “The Cardinal Killer” ever since he destroyed the team’s pitching last year. Alvarez would have probably been sent down to the minor leagues if it was not for his great hitting against the St. Louis Cardinals last Read the rest of this entry »

Pittsburg is now the best sports city in America

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It takes great teams in every sport to be considered one of the best sports cities in the country, and that is exactly what Pittsburgh has right now. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the most successful team in the history of the NFL, and they are always contenders for the Super Bowl each year. The Penguins have the best player in the NHL, Sidney Crosby, and they currently the big favorites to win the Stanley Cup in 2013.

Pittsburgh biggest problem in becoming a great sports city was always the Pirates, but they have become one Read the rest of this entry »

McCutchen joins Clemente as pirate outfield greats

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When you say “outfield” and “Pittsburgh Pirates,” Roberto Clemente is the first name that comes to mind for most fans. Now another name is creeping into the discussion of the greatest Pirates outfielders in history.

Andrew McCutchen.

Clemente was the face of the Bucs for two decades. The present-dsy Pirates, who have been searching for a legitimate superstar since the departure of Barry Bonds in 1992, finally have their man. McCutchen swings a big bat like Clemente. His glove work Read the rest of this entry »

Why Clint Hurdle is the best thing for Pittsburgh

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When it comes down to it, you aren’t apt to get a lot of support from a fan base when you collapse down the final months of a pennant race two years in a row. Of course, when you are talking about a team like the Pittsburgh Pirates, the simple fact that you are in the pennant race after the All Star break is cause for celebration. Yes, the Pirates do not look good heading into the last month of the season; after several months of promise, they are sitting 2.Get more information here. Read the rest of this entry »

Pittsburgh Pirates 2012-another steel city choke?

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If you are a Pittsburgh Pirates fan, May, June and July were arguably the best months you have had in the last twenty years or so. Not only were the Pirates playing good baseball, but they were looking like a team that was going to put decades of bad baseball behind them and make a run into the playoffs. Not only was the Wild Card a possibility, but the NL Central as well. While you didn’t want to get too excited, you just felt like this year Read the rest of this entry »

Will Crosby ever be injury free for the Penguins?

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If Sidney Crosby were to retire today he would be a first ballot Hall of Famer. The “Second Coming of the Great One,” Crosby has lived up to the hype. Through seven seasons he has 223 goals and over 600 points. He has won a Stanley Cup, an Art Ross Trophy and a Hart Trophy. He has brought hockey to the masses, and along with Alexi Ovechkin, he has brought a rivalry (Penguins V. Capitals) that has made hockey a must watch sport. This all is even more impressive considering that he has lost nearly 140 Read the rest of this entry »

The Pittsburgh Penguins: a return to greatness

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have definitely returned to greatness. It is a number of factors that have brought them back; however, no one can disagree that the players have made the biggest contribution to their return.

One of these team members is Jiri Slegr. This defense-man always has his game under control. During his 252 career games he managed to score 24 goals along with 62 assists. Right by his side is the slick passer, Jan Hrdina. This unassuming player enjoyed being in the background while feeding the puck to fellow teammates. This guy has an untapped amount of potential and he is Read the rest of this entry »

Are the Steelers rebuilding or are they competitive?

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The answer to this question is that are rebuilding though they will continue to be competitive. One hallmark of the Steelers is that they have always seemed to know just the right time to let a marquee player go and bring in his replacement. This has been especially true when it comes to the linebacker position. As one pro bowler is released or traded, click for more, it seems that they have another one to come in and not miss a step. The 2012 off-season saw the Steelers draft four lineman including their top pick David DeCastro.Check out this link here. So while the Steelers are in a constant, but necessary state of rebuilding, they will remain competitive as long as Ben Roethlisberger stays healthy. As much as Pittsburgh prides themselves in having a top defense, their fate rests on the right arm of Big Ben. If the first game was any indication, they may be in for a long year if the offensive line does not do a better job of protecting Ben. He was sacked five times and hurried many more. He will not be able to stand up to that week in and week out, so it is crucial the young line comes together.