Topic: Pittsburgh

September 28, 2014

Every irritating thing you've heard about Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh's bunt-happy and resolutely ancient-school manager, is true. Here's how one Pirates fan figured out how to deal with it.

July 16, 2013

By most reasonable assessments, the Pittsburgh Pirates really and truly are a good baseball team after 20 years of really and truly not being one. There's no harm in believing that, right? Um, right?

May 31, 2013

At any given moment, and sometimes for games on end, the Pittsburgh Penguins can be the best and most exciting team in the NHL. This doesn't sound like a problem, but it can feel like one.

April 26, 2013

It's generally wise and healthy not to read too much into April baseball. It's also more or less impossible.

October 3, 2012

It has now been 20 years since the Pittsburgh Pirates last finished above .500, and the season that mercifully ends today was one of the most wrenching in those two dark decades. How could any group of fans survive this? The same way fans survive everything.