Sunday, April 19, 2015

Game 11: Brewers at Pirates

Cole and Garza, underway.

Still untucked from last night's Marte Partay.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Game 10: Brewers at Pirates

These meaningless Spring Training games must end pretty soon.

Meanwhile, Nelson and Locke at 7. Untuckery at 9.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Game 9: Tigers at Pirates

Liriano takes on Randall Simon tonight.

The PBC are 2 games out of first place.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Game 8: Tigers at Pirates

Burnett and Greene, starting soon.

Rajai Davis is leading off for the hapless Tigers.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Game 7: Tigers at Pirates

Home Opener today features Cole taking on Anibal the Cannibal and the Tigers.

The Tigers are 6-0, so their odds of winning another consecutive baseball game are approaching zero.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Game 5: Pirates at Brewers

The Pirates continue their winning streak against the winless Brewers tonight.

Worley and Jimmy Nelson will start. Game on around 7. Untucking by 9.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Game 4: Pirates at Brewers

Locke takes on Fiers and the hapless, winless, 0-3 Brewers. Game starts soon.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Monday, April 06, 2015

Game 1: Pirates at Reds

Cueto and Liriano, starting soon.

2015 HW Readers' Poll

After a long relaxing off season in the Beer Fort Dandy House, it is prediction time again.

1. How many wins for the 2015 Bucs?
2. On what day will the Bucs clinch the NL Central?
3. Which Bucco will be the World Series MVP?
4. 2015 Whipping Boy?
5. Other predictions?

I'll start:
1. 94
2. September 22nd
3. Polanco
4. Kang, who will later reveal he injured himself carrying a dead deer up a steep flight of stairs
5. New defensive shift where Sean Rodriguez stands halfway up third base line then as ball is thrown, runs and dives in front of batter to deflect liners. LaFramboise converted to 1B. Bastardo fisticuffs. Tony Sanchez acts like fool during post-World Series White House visit.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Congratulations to the 2014 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates!

Here in the Beer Fort we will stay untucked all offseason. We now turn to cheering the Steelers on to another consecutive Super Bowl Championship.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

World Series Game 4: Royals at Pirates

Game on. It is quite a scene in PNC Park. The first 40,000 fans were given champagne goggles. The Pirates have taken the field, untucked and in champagne goggles. Even the umpires are wearing champagne goggles.

Pirates up 4-0 on that inside-the-park bunt home run.

Friday, October 24, 2014

World Series Game 3: Royals at Pirates

Up 2-0 after that 21-run win, people are wondering if it possible for the Pirates to sweep this series in only three games.

Game underway. No score, but the Pirates are threatening. Vanimal and Guthrie are the starters. Vanimal pitching in prescription champagne goggles.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

World Series Game 2: Pirates at Royals

Game on, and the Pirates are up 3-0 after Cole's stupendously placed 3-RBI bunt.

Untucking in the Beer Fort. The sweep feels inevitable.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

World Series Game 1: Pirates at Royals

Liriano and Shields tonight at 8.

In a bizarre PR move, the Bucs have added Manny Sanguillen to the World Series roster, who will serve up barbecue to the players in the dugout.

It appears the PBC will not be wearing champagne goggles for Game 1.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NLCS Game 4: Cardinals at Pirates

The Pirates look to close out this sweep tonight at home. The untucked Pirates, anticipating another steamrolling of the hapless Cardinals, will play the game in champagne goggles.

Several layers of decorative bunting adorn the inside of the Beer Fort.

Shelby Miller and Jeff Locke will be the starters.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NLCS Game 3: Cardinals at Pirates

The PBC look to continue the sweep of the hapless passed-out-at-the-red-light Cardinals. It will be the Vanimal vs. Lackey, game starting soon.

Here in the Beer Fort, we already have our champagne goggles on, and are already completely untucked. Next stop, World Series.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NLCS Game 2: Pirates at Cardinals

Pirates look to extend their series lead to 2-0 after last night's commanding win. By hitting for the cycle, driving in seven, and turning that unassisted triple play in the second, Jay Hay may have played the greatest game in NLCS history. None of this matters without the series win, of course.

Cole and Lynn starting. Rob Mackowiak has re-joined the team and will be available as a pinch hitter.