U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 04-01-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Swisshelm Park
427 posts, read 393,329 times
Reputation: 212
Quote:
Originally Posted by pman View Post
that's mostly correct though even in baseball you can't always buy a championship. the only year the philllies won, their payroll was around what the giants have. st louis has won, last year the giants won, the rays. middle markets have a shot, small markets do not.
10 Reasons to Return to Pirates Baseball This Season - Pittsburgh Magazine - April 2011 - Pittsburgh, PA
No doubt, spending does not guarantee a championship, just look at the Mets, Cubs, and Orioles. And the Marlins have won twice without spending a lot (or spending a lot one year, then completely gutting the team the next). But as long as the small market owners are profiting from the system, whether from their own success or from revenue sharing, there won't be much incentive to change it. Teams like the Pirates will have to catch lightning in a bottle, with a group of internally developed talent maturing at the same time and winning before they get to their free agency years.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-01-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Philly
8,591 posts, read 6,753,370 times
Reputation: 1939
Pirates battle perception, plus painful reality
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: O'Hara Twp.
3,206 posts, read 2,664,691 times
Reputation: 969
Spending at least makes it watchable. I realize we will never spend enough to win a championship but we really should spend enough where we can finish around 500.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Just East of the Southern Portion of the Western Part of PA
1,045 posts, read 1,871,319 times
Reputation: 976
Quote:
Originally Posted by pman View Post
This is a great interview - Nutting actually answers some of the tough questions that we all want to ask him. You may not believe him, but at least he is willing to answer the tough questions.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
1,283 posts, read 1,895,919 times
Reputation: 1038
How 'bout those Pirates! First place! lol
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-01-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
8,116 posts, read 6,841,685 times
Reputation: 4293
It's a sad day for Chicago Cubs fans, they won't be able to drink beer at the stadium this year....





















cuz they lost the opener!!!

that joke never gets old
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-05-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Philly
8,591 posts, read 6,753,370 times
Reputation: 1939
Quote:
Morton (1-0) worked six innings, struck out two and walked five; he was lifted after throwing 97 pitches, 57 for strikes, but it was his ability to work out of two jams that was most noteworthy -- one against Yadier Molina and another against one of the game's most dangerous hitters, Albert Pujols.

With this season not a week old, Morton -- who has dropped his release point down to about three-quarters from an over-the-top motion -- has half the wins he was able to put together all of last season
Read more: Morton solid as Pirates win third game
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-07-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Philly
8,591 posts, read 6,753,370 times
Reputation: 1939
two games above. 500?wtf?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-07-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
3,696 posts, read 3,123,463 times
Reputation: 1684
Quote:
Originally Posted by pman View Post
two games above. 500?wtf?
Now it's only 1. There are the Pirates we all know and love . I honestly don't care though as baseball is not a sport I've ever enjoyed when I was a kid and still don't really enjoy going unless it's with a big group of friends. It's hockey, football, or nothing with me.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2011, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Philly
8,591 posts, read 6,753,370 times
Reputation: 1939
top new concession
Fresh Feast: The top 10 new concessions at MLB ballparks - Big League Stew - MLB*Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top