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Colin Dunlap
May 17, 2018 - 1:14 pm
The other shoe is going to drop! They'll go on a losing streak! All these teams they are beating right now suck! Even if they're good, later on the season they won't add anyone anyway! They'll trade all the good players at the deadline! It's all being done with smoke and mirrors! Yeah, so the...
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Chris Mack
May 12, 2018 - 1:04 am
The roars of the largest crowd at PNC Park during the 2018 season started to swell upon the first sighting of the former face of the franchise, and didn’t die down all night.
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Colin Dunlap
May 10, 2018 - 1:31 pm
I can think Phil Kessel is a brilliant hockey player. One of the the finest offensive weapons in the National Hockey League who can turn a game on its ear in a quick blink --- and I do. I can think Phil Kessel was huge in helping give this city and franchise two Stanley Cups, was in a way a big...
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Matt Murray
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Colin Dunlap
May 08, 2018 - 1:19 pm
If you are like me, you probably yelled at your television --- or screamed right down at that ice if you were in the building on Monday night. Just at 10 p.m., on the dot, it all ended. A bunch of that talk about a dynasty came to a sudden halt when Evgeny Kuznetsov found a way to slither one past...
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Colin Dunlap
April 30, 2018 - 1:25 pm
I can't find the negative. I don't know, maybe I've surprisingly turned into some glass-half-full kinda guy in my old age. But, I just can't find the downside to the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting Mason Rudolph --- projected to be a starting quarterback in the National Football League --- in the...
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Colin Dunlap
April 26, 2018 - 1:22 pm
Stop the insanity. All of it. Don't even breathe a word of it because, well, it is nothing but insanity.
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Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Mack
April 23, 2018 - 8:56 pm
You can’t score runs if you can’t get on base. The Pirates have learned that the hard way, averaging 2.7 runs per game in their last 10, as they’ve fallen to 12-10 after an 11-4 start. That 2.7 run average includes a 10-run outburst in last Wednesday’s win over the Colorado Rockies. Without it,...
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Chris Mack
April 22, 2018 - 10:33 am
If an 11-4 start wasn’t reason enough to get over excited about the 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates, then a 1-5 stretch against the Rockies and Phillies surely isn’t reason enough to get too down. Something positive needs to happen for the Pirates soon though, especially with a 10-game stretch looming that...
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Colin Dunlap
April 12, 2018 - 1:26 pm
It doesn't matter how many ways you say it. And I don't care who says it. Don't care if it is Sidney Crosby. Don't care if it is Claude Giroux. I don't care if it is Mike Sullivan, Mike Milbury, Mike from the North Side, some guy you rode the 'T' next to this morning or some person who yammers out...
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Colin Dunlap
April 10, 2018 - 1:17 pm
Matt Murray will be fine in the playoffs -- barring one thing. Matt Murray will prove to be his usual self in the postseason for the Pittsburgh Penguins, as he might let in a leaky goal here or there, but he will more than make up for it by making timely (and sometimes miraculous) saves --- barring...
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