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.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

NLDS Game 4: Nationals at Pirates

Former White Flag Ryan Vogelsong makes his dramatic Pirates return tonight after being claimed off waivers yesterday. He will face Gio Gonzalez.

Rinku Singh has been suspended for the rest of the postseason for his Chan Ho Park-style drop kick to Bryce Harper's face yesterday. The mysterious Romulo! Sanchez has come out of hiding and retirement to fill Rinku's bullpen spot.

Monday, October 06, 2014

NLDS Game 3: Nationals at Pirates

After that 15-inning nailbiter on Saturday, the Pirates bring the series home for game 3.

Fister and Locke will be the starters. Game on at 7. Stadium will be LOUD.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

NFL Week 3: Steelers at Jaguars

Amidst the Pirates' playoff excitement, let's not forget about the 2-2 Steelers, who will crush the hapless Jags today.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

NLDS Game 2: Pirates at Nationals

Still untucked from the beer fort party following Frankie's three-hit gem. Cleared some additional space on the wall of glory. Pirates lead the series, 1-0.

Cole 45 and Zimmerman. Game just underway.

Friday, October 03, 2014

NLDS Game 1: Pirates at Nationals

The Bucs look to continue their momentum coming off their miraculous 9-8 comeback in 12 innings. Game 1 features Liriano and Strasburg, getting ready to start.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

NL Wild Card (for real): Giants at Pirates

After yesterday's meaningless exhibition game, it's time to get down to business and play this one-game playoff for real.

Not sure who's starting, but the game must be starting soon. Heading down to the ballpark!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

NL Wild Card Game: Giants at Pirates

The games begin tonight. The Beer Fort is ready. We have extra black-and-gold bunting, extra black IPAs, and we cleared a little spot on the wall for a new glorious picture.

"Mad" Bumgamer and likely WS MVP Edinson Volquez get the start. Game on at 8.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Game 162: Pirates at Reds

Cole and Cueto underway, tied 1-1 in the 5th. Strong PENNANT smell still wafting into the Beer Fort's windows.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Game 161: Pirates at Reds

Liriano and Simon starting soon with the pennant on the line.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Game 159: Pirates at Brewers

Volquez and Hale underway. Bickle just went yard to put the PBC up 1-0 in the first. Smell of PENNANT wafting into the Beer Fort windows.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Game 158: Pirates at Braves

Locke and Teheran underway. The Bucs have generously spotted the Braves 4 runs to make the late-inning comeback more entertaining.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Game 157: Pirates at Braves

Cole and Wood starting soon with the Division and Playoffs on the line.

Magic number down to 2.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Game 156: Pirates at Braves

Liriano battles the Harangutan, starting soon.

The hapless Braves fired their general manager this morning, apparently for not caring about winning or the PLAYOFFS.

PBC magic number is 3.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Game 154: Brewers at Pirates

I will prolly do a half-assed half-tuck in time for the national anthem.

Large beer party ongoing at beer fort. Clearing spots on the wall for new framed photos.

Garza and Volquez.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Game 153: Brewers at Pirates

Locke and Gallardo starting soon with the Playoffs on the line. The raucous Beer Fort masses are all preparing to untuck.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Game 152: Red Sox at Pirates

Cole and Workman starting soon. Does the cheapskate owner of the hapless Bosox even care about winning?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Game 151: Red Sox at Pirates

As the Brewers and the Cardinals mangle one another, the surging Pirates continue a home series against the hapless, mismanaged, small-market Boston Red Sox. I almost feel sorry for the fans of this team.

Taylor Bucholz will start opposite playoff ace Francisco Liriano.

Playoff tickets on sale tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Game 150: Red Sox at Pirates

Martay Partay in the 6th with the Bucs up 3-0 and the Playoffs on the line.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Off day

Bucs are off today, so should be able to get in extra bunting practice. Meanwhile, White Flag Vogelsong starts for the Giants, who are 3 games up for the first wild card slot.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Game 149: Cubs at Pirates

Turner and Volquez starting soon.

At 78-70, the Pirates are 3.5 back of the Cardinals and up 1.5 over the slumping Brewers. If the season ended today, the Pirates would be the last playoff seed.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Game 148: Cubs at Pirates

Locke takes on Doubront and the hapless Cubs tonight. Magic number still at 2.5.

Skyblast w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd after the W.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Game 147: Cubs at Pirates

Cole and the PBC are up 6-3 in the sixth against the hapless stone-handed Cubs. Already untucked.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

NFL Week 2: Steelers at Ravens

No elevator jokes will be made the Steelers win at football.

Game 146: Pirates at Phillies

Frankie takes on Mr. STFD Shaving-Cream-Pie-in-Your-Face You'll-Bunt-Your-Eye-Out, starting soon. Meanwhile, Petey is out for the season with a broken foot. No word on laundry cart damage.

The Cards lost earlier today, so PBC magic number is 2.5

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Game 145: Pirates at Phillies

The Vanimal and the PBC take an early 2-0 lead in the first vs. Jerome Williams, whoever that is.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Game 144: Pirates at Phillies

PBC down 4-3 in the eighth as they prepare for a dramatic comeback win.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Game 143: Pirates at Phillies

Locke and Kendrick soon.

Pirates are 4.5 back of St. Louis.

Game 142: Pirates at Cubs

Gerrit Cole went yard and the PBC opened a 19-hit can of whoopass on the hapless Cubs today. Magic number at 4.5.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Game 141: Pirates at Cubs

Yesterday's continuation is underway, tied at 3 in the 7th.

After that, Doubront and Liriano with the playoffs on the line.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Game 140: Pirates at Cubs

Feeling surly and out of sorts this afternoon, lounging about in a lawn chair outside the beer fort, ready to take in a day game after a week of frustratingly meaningless exhibition games.

All-Worldly and Wada will be the starters.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Game 139: Pirates at Cardinals

Volquez and Miller underway, scoreless in the fifth. Magic number back up to 4.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Game 138: Pirates at Cardinals

Locke and Wainwright starting soon. Bucs' magic number at three.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Game 136: Reds at Pirates

Liriano and Cueto starting now. Bucs magic number at two.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Game 135: Reds at Pirates

The Pirates continue to round into WS Champion form at just the right time, like the professionals they are.

Looks like the hapless Reds are starting Randall Simon. That says everything you need to know about the Cincinnati team. He'll square off with future WS MVP Vance Worley.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Game 134: Reds at Pirates

Free T-Shirt Night! Leake and Volquez start at seven. The Bucs' magic number to clinch the pennant is 4.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Game 133: Cardinals at Pirates

Locke and Wainwright underway. Bucs are up 2-1 in the third after IFD went yard again. Bickle just bunted the bases loaded. Prepare to untuck.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Off day

The World-Series-Bound PBC had the day off today. Perhaps the time wasted on a meaningless split squad scrimmage could have been better used on extra bunting practice. Real games and pennant race starts up again tomorrow.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Game 130: Pirates at Brewers

Future WS MVP Vance Worley starts against Mike Fiers, who has also been throwing up some postseason-worthy starts. Game on shortly. Been untucked all weekend.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Game 129: Pirates at Brewers

Peralta and Volquez underway with Petey playing first base. Bucs need another win as I'm still untucked from last night.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Game 128: Pirates at Brewers

Gallardo and Locke starting soon. This game will be featured heavily on the 2014 PBC World Champions DVD as one of the turning points to the pennant. Already untucked.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Game 127: Braves at Pirates

The PBC will try to WIN tonight against Alex Wood. Gerrit Cole has returned, in time to clinch the pennant.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Game 126: Braves at Pirates

Liriano takes on the Harangutan, starting shortly. Cutch has returned, in time to clinch the pennant.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Game 124: Pirates at Nationals

Volquez and Fister just underway. NFW has returned to clinch the pennant. Prepare to untuck.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Game 122: Pirates at Nationals

Morton and Roark in a possible NLCS Championship preview.

Not sure why the league lets Walgreens--a pharmacy--sponsor a team, but there it is. I guess the D.C. fans just yawn when evidence of doping is that obvious. It's a pretty jaded town.

No worries. The Nats can take all the pills they want, and Charlie Morton should still handle them nbd.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Game 121: Tigers at Pirates

Scherzer and Liriano at one.

The top of the NL Central is treading water, 5-5 in their last ten. Pirates at 1.5 games out of first.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Game 120: Pirates at Tigers

The Vanimal and Farmer underway. Bucs are down 1-0 in the third, and are just 1.5 games out of first. The Don Kelly posters in the Beer Fort have been vandalized with sharpie mustaches.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Game 119: Tigers at Pirates

Ray and Volquez tonight in another World Series preview. Bucs are 2.5 games back.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Game 118: Tigers at Pirates

Game is underway. World Series preview, right here.

Verlander and Locke starting.

Honus Wagner bobblehead: tomorrow.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Off day

The Bucs took the day off today. Nothing to see here.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

Game 115: Padres at Pirates

Kennedy tries to stop the Vanimal, starting soon. Bucs are just 1.5 games back with the hated Brewers and Cards facing the first place Dodgers and Orioles, respectively. Prepare to untuck.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Game 114: Marlins at Pirates

Game underway. No score in the bottom of the third.

Pirates are two games back and need another win here.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Game 113: Marlins at Pirates

Locke and Koehler starting shortly. PBC still 2.5 games back.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Game 111: Pirates at Diamondbacks

Liriano continues his gradual return to WS MVP form at four.

Cahill will try for Arizona.

Off day tomorrow.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Game 110: Pirates at Diamondbacks

Bucs are up 8-3 in the bottom of the ninth as Frieri tries to either finish the game or break somebody else's hand.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Game 109: Pirates at Diamondbacks

Nuno and Volquez later tonight with the playoffs on the line. Bucs 2.5 games back.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Game 108: Pirates at Diamondbacks

Locke and Collmenter at 9:40.

Last series of this West coast road trip.

Trade deadline

One rumor recently overheard has All-Star Josh F. Harrison, Ernesto Frieri, Chris Stewart, and Michael Martinez to the Red Sox for Lester and a player to be named later.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


No game today, just a meaningless scrimmage, so it doesn't matter what happened. In other news, the Cards got destroyed 12-1.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Game 106: Pirates at Giants

Frankie and Hudson underway. Bucs are up 3-0 in the second after JFH and Bickle both went yard.

The Brewers lost earlier, so the PBC are 1.5 games out of first. Prepare to untuck.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Game 105: Pirates at Giants

The Vanimal takes on Bumgarner in a likely NLCS Game 4 preview. Morel starting at third as Pedro practices throwing at widest side of Beer Fort barn.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Game 103: Pirates at Rockies

Locke and Matzek at 8.

Pirates are six over .500 and three games out of first. The Cards are up on the Cubs and the Brewers get started with the Mets in an hour.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Game 101: Pirates at Rockies

Charlie Morton takes on Jimmy Anderson again tonight. Bucs three games back.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Game 99: Dodgers at Pirates

After Polanco and Bickle drive in runs to put the PBC up 7-4, Cutch just got beaned. Prepare for fisticuffs.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Game 96: Rockies at Pirates

Charlie Morton takes on Jimmy Anderson, starting soon. Bucs still 3.5 games back.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Game 95: Rockies at Pirates

Frankie and De La Rosa underway. Game is scoreless in the second. Bucs are 3.5 games out of first.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Game 94: Pirates at Reds

Frankie starting after returning from the DL. Cueto on for the Reds.

Game underway. Pirates down 3-1.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Game 92: Pirates at Reds

Locke and Latos at seven.

At 48-44, the Pirates are looking up at the 49-43 Reds.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Game 91: Pirates at Cardinals

Lynn and Cumpton starting soon. The PBC will try to not lose on a walk-off home run.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Game 90: Pirates at Cardinals

The Vanimal takes on Martinez and the hated Cards tonight at eight with the division on the line.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Game 89: Pirates at Cardinals

Wainwright and Morton tonight at eight. All-Star JFH is leading off and playing RF. The white-hot second-place PBC are now six games over .500 and just 4.5 games out.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Game 87: Phillies at Pirates

The beatings continue as McCutchen and the Pirates are up 3-1 in the fourth.

Beer fort still illuminated with sparklers and ordnance.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Game 86: Phillies at Pirates

Gerrit Cole and Paul Revere tonight at five.

The Bucs are 6.5 games out of first and will try to pick up some ground against the hapless last-place Phils. Happy Fourth everyone!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Game 84: Diamondbacks at Pirates

Morton and Anderson at seven. Chuck leads the NL with 15 hit batters, so look for him to plunk somebody again tonight.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Game 83: Diamondbacks at Pirates

Locke continues to make his case for a World Series start. Mikey to go for the D-bags.

Game on at 7.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Game 81: Mets at Pirates

Cole and Niese today at four. Josh F. Harrison will usher you to your seats, throw out the first pitch, sing the national anthem, hit for the cycle, then strikeout the side for his first save of the season.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Game 79: Mets at Pirates

The Vanimal takes on Matsuzaka tonight at seven with the playoffs on the line.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Game 77: Pirates at Rays

Locke and Archer tonight in a likely Game 3 World Series preview.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Game 76: Pirates at Rays

Volquez begins the run that will have him considered for Game 2 of the World Series. Tonight.

Alex Cobb will be the poor sap who gets in his way.

Game on at 7.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Game 75: Pirates at Cubs

Cumpton and Hammel starting soon as the PBC World Series push continues.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Game 74: Pirates at Cubs

For real this time, World Series push.

Worley and Wood in about thirty minutes.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Game 73: Pirates at Cubs

Morton and Jackson at four. The Bucs are two games behind .500 and ready to begin their World Series push.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Game 72: Reds at Pirates

Locke and Bailey underway. PBC down 2-0 in the fourth. GFP just extended his record-setting hitting streak.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Game 71: Reds at Pirates

Volquez and Simon tonight at seven.

Yesterday GFP tied Roberto Clemente's franchise record career-starting seven game hitting streak. He'll try to break that record tonight.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Game 70: Reds at Pirates

These two teams are about tied up just below .500.

Cueto and Cumpton will start at 7.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Game 69: Pirates at Marlins

Vance Worley makes his debut for the 34-34 Pirates against Henderson Alvarez.

Game on at 1pm. All Dads to their beer forts.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Game 67: Pirates at Marlins

The Pirates take their talents to South Beach.

Locke and Eovaldi at seven.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Game 65: Cubs at Pirates

Hammel and Cumpton at seven.

Would be entertained by a one-batter Polanco/Cumpton position switch around the fourth or fifth.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Game 64: Cubs at Pirates

Liriano and Wood tonight at seven. And so began the Gregory Polanco Era.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Game 63: Cubs at Pirates

Morton and Jackson underway. Bucs up 1-0 in the third. Bickle just slugged his first double of the season.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Game 62: Brewers at Pirates

Locke and Gallardo underway and scoreless in the first. Cole to the DL with shoulder fatigue. PBC three games under .500.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Game 60: Brewers at Pirates

Cumpton and Lohse underway. Bucs up 2-0 in the second. Prepare to untuck.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

MLB draft

Round one starts shortly. The PBC has the 24th overall pick and will likely take the BBA (Best Bunter Available).

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Game 59: Pirates at Padres

Liriano and Kennedy underway. Frankie's in trouble in the first, with the Bucs down 1-0.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Game 58: Pirates at Padres

The Pirates have been winning some games on the west coast lately.

They look to keep rolling with Cole. The Padres counter with Hahn.

Game on at 10pm our time.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Game 57: Pirates at Padres

Stauffer and Morton starting soon. All-Star RF Josh Harrison and his .290 career OBP 128 OPS+ lead the charge for the PBC.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Game 56: Pirates at Dodgers

Volquez and Greinke starting soon. JHay leading off and starting in RF. Again.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Game 55: Pirates at Dodgers

Cumpton trying to stick vs. lefty Ryu.

Starting soon.

Broom is out, time to clean up around here.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Game 51: Pirates at Mets

Morton and Colon underway. Mets up 2-0 in the third as the PBC gets their Benny Hill music on.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Game 50: Pirates at Mets

Volquez and Niese tonight. Petey gets the night off, with JHay leading off and starting at third.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Game 48: Nationals at Pirates

Game just underway. Redbeard returns with his tree stand.

Nats up 2-0 as they are hitting Liriano's fastball.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Game 46: Nationals at Pirates

Zimmerman and Morton tonight. Grilli activated, Sanchez sent down.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Game 44: Orioles at Pirates

After an off day yesterday, Wandy and the PBC face Tillman and the Orioles tonight. Josh Harrison leading off, starting in RF.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Games 42 and 43: Pirates at Yankees

Bucs up 1-0 in game one after NFW's ninth jack. Morton's in trouble in the bottom of the first, with bases juiced and no outs.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Game 40: Pirates at Brewers

Wandy and Gallardo underway. PBC down 1-0 in the fourth with everybody still tucked in.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Game 39: Pirates at Brewers

Liriano (0-3, 4.64) and Peralta.

Liriano turns his season around, right here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Game 38: Pirates at Brewers

Cole and Estrada tonight at eight with the division on the line. Prepare to untuck.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Game 37: Cardinals at Pirates

Miller and Morton tonight at eight as the PBC goes for the sweep for mothers everywhere.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Game 36: Cardinals at Pirates

Lynn and Volquez before too long. Pirates are 15-20.

Neil F'n Walker enjoying an All-Star season.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Game 35: Cardinals at Pirates

Wacha and Liriano tonight at seven in a likely NLCS preview. Meanwhile, the Steelers will try to draft a Punter in rounds two and/or three.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

2014 NFL Draft

Steelers are picking at #15 this year, and they are expected to draft a corner or a wideout.

I vote for the cornerback.

Off day

No game scheduled.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Game 34: Giants at Pirates

Cole and Lincecum starting soon. Pirates are 13-20, 8.5 games behind the Brewers.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Game 33: Giants at Pirates

Morton and Hudson underway. JHay leading off playing RF again.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Game 32: Giants at Pirates

Locke and Petit starting soon. Josh Harrison is leading off and playing RF. Marte batting fifth.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Game 31: Blue Jays at Pirates

Game underway. Pirates up in the second.

Lawn chairs set up outside the beer fort.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Game 30: Blue Jays at Pirates

Liriano and Dickey scoreless and buntless in the second.

Game 29: Pirates 6, Blue Jays 5

Petey and Marte with long towering drives in the bottom of the ninth to win in dramatic fashion. Entertained.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Games 27 and 28: Pirates at Orioles

Day/night doubleheader in a preview of the first two games of the World Series.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Game 27: Pirates at Orioles

Morton and Tillman tonight at seven in a World Series Preview.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Game 26: Pirates at Cardinals

Wainwright and Volquez starting soon in the free MLB game of the day.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Game 25: Pirates at Cardinals

Liriano and Lyons starting soon. Grilli and Martin have been sent to the Dandy House to relax. Josh Harrison is batting second and playing 3B.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Game 24: Pirates at Cardinals

Cole and Miller tonight at eight. The Bucs are 14-9 and in first place, 4.5 games up over the Brewers.

Thursday, April 24, 2014


No game today, just a meaningless scrimmage that already happened. Not a single bunt was laid down.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Game 22: Reds at Pirates

Simon and Morton tonight at seven as the PBC will try to move a runner from station to station, go about their business day in and day out, and play the game the right way.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Game 19: Brewers at Pirates

Estrada and Cole starting soon.

We will be out on the Beer Porch this afternoon, soaking up the good pistol-whipping we expect the Pirates to inflict.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Game 18: Brewers at Pirates

Wandy and Garza starting now. Ike Davis starting at 1B batting sixth.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Game 17: Brewers at Pirates

As we saw last night, the winner of the NL Central will be, once again, the team that is better at bunting.

Lohse and Morton at seven. Beer fort is clean, loaded, and ready for festivity.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Off day

No game today. Maybe a scrimmage or something.

Meaningful baseball resumes tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Games 13 and 14: Pirates at Reds

Home run derby resumes at 5:30 followed by Cole and Leake on Free T-Shirt Day.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Game 13: Pirates at Reds

Free shirt day in Cincinnati with Mike Leake opposing Wandy Rodriguez. Game on at 7.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Game 12: Pirates at Brewers

Charlie Morton tries to untuck against Lohse, the somewhat decayed remains of Lyle Overbay, and the PED-fueled Brewers.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Game 11: Pirates at Brewers

Volquez and Gallardo at 7. Brewers have won 7 in a row.

Prepare to untuck.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Game 10: Pirates at Brewers

Liriano takes on Peralta and the hapless Brewers tonight in MLB's free game of the day.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Game 9: Pirates at Cubs

The hapless Cubs have resorted to day games in an attempt to win.

So far this devious plan is working. The Cubs are up 4-0 in the sixth.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Game 8: Pirates at Cubs

Wandy and the first place Bucs take on Hammel and the hapless Cubs tonight.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Game 5: Cardinals at Pirates

Liriano and Kelly tonight with first place on the line.

Huntington and Hurdle extended

Neal and Clint have agreed to three year extensions with the PBC.

No word yet on whether either will be trying out for the 1B position.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Opening Day: Cubs at Pirates

While we meditate on own answers for this year's HW reader's poll, let's not forget that there will be baseball in two hours. Liriano and Edwin Jackson will start.

2014 HW Readers Poll

Finally, that time of year again!

1. How many wins?
2. How many bunts?
3. 2014 Whipping Boy?
4. Other predictions?

I'll start. 100 wins. 63 bunts (1 more than last year, not counting the playoff and World Series bunts). Travis Ishikawa is primed to Jonathan Sanchez his way on out of here. Josh Harrison will be starting at 1B and RF by May 1st. Jordy Mercer pinch-bunts for an inside-the-park home run. Marte wins World Series MVP as the Bucs defend their World Champion title.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring training

After an unusually short football season, a short vacation at the dandy house, and some rehab of the beer fort, we are ready for baseball.