Tag: Major League Baseball

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Sports

Proud Pirates won’t rest on their surging success

In this photo from Sunday, June 30, Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen (22) warms up in the on deck circle at PNC Park during a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won this game, 2-1 in 14 innings, stretching their current win streak to nine games. The team with the best record in baseball isn’t trying to think too far down the road. After 20 seasons of losing, the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates are just trying to enjoy the moment. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Chris Adamski PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the owner of the locker just to the right of the main entrance to the common area of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse, Garrett Jones arguably has the best panoramic view among his teammates as he sits at his stall. Since first establishing himself as a major-league regular with Pittsburgh three years ago, the players he sees when he surveys the clubhouse has changed dramatically. So have the results. The Pirates are the toast of baseball, owners of the majors’ best record at their precise midpoint of their season (51-30). Should they maintain that pace over the next three months, they would win 102 games just three seasons after the desultory 2010 Pirates lost 105.

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Opinion

Jay-Z is this generation's Jackie Robinson

JAY-Z by Dion Rabouin ATLANTA (RTNS)–Sports writers have long lamented the lack of seminal sports figures in today’s game. Folks say athletes willing to take a stand like Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali are conspicuously missing in this generation.