By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com UPDATED: 4/1/19 Baseball is officially back! Major League Baseball’s 2019 season began on Thursday with Curve alumni all over the big league landscape. A total of 28 formal Curve alumni were on a major league roster for Opening Day with six more starting the season on their team’s injured list. Let’s start … More Curve Alums Shine on MLB Opening Day
By Michael Marcantonini AltoonaCurve.com What’s up, Toon Town? It’s been a month and a half since I joined the Altoona Curve as the team’s new Communications & Broadcasting Assistant, and it took until mid-March for me to actually see the diamond at PNG Field. Now that the snow is gone, hopefully baseball weather is on … More From the Booth: The newest member of the Curve broadcast team
By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com Thursday was the final full day at Pirates camp for the Curve crew. It was another delightful day in the Bradenton sunshine with temperatures topping out around 86 degrees. Skies were partly cloudy and there was a firm breeze to keep the air just right for a comfortable day of criss-crossing town … More Back in Bradenton: Curve Spring Training, Day 3
By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com Wednesday was the second full day at spring training for Curve crew in Florida and the weather was spectacular. The high was observed at 81 degrees with an abundance of sunshine in addition to a gentle, cooling breeze. As for baseball, the big league team had the day off and the upper-level … More Curve Spring Training, Day 2
By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com Greetings from Bradenton, Fla., the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Curve are 23 days from the season opener in Akron and we are catching up with a lot of familiar faces and getting to know some new ones that we may see in Altoona in 2019. General Manager Derek … More From Bradenton: Curve Spring Training, Day 1
By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com Today is the one-year anniversary of my move to Altoona. Starting on a chilly morning in Defiance, Ohio, I jammed my car full of essentials and made the six-hour trek to Toon Town. New office 👌 pic.twitter.com/QjDn6rSbEr — Garett Mansfield (@GarettMansfield) February 15, 2018 At the time, it seemed like just another … More From the Booth: One Year in Curve, Pa.
By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com The annual winter fan fest for the Pittsburgh Pirates took place last Saturday, January 26, at PNC Park. Fans had a chance to walk through parts of the ballpark that they normally would not be able to and interacted with Pirates players, coaches and team management. Curve radio broadcaster Garett Mansfield … More PiratesFest 2019 Recap
By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com The Baseball Writers’ Association of America released the Hall of Fame Class of 2019 on Tuesday with four new members getting bronze plaques in July: RHP Mariano Rivera, RHP Roy Halladay, RHP Mike Mussina and DH Edgar Martinez. With the Curve ramping up towards the 21st season in Altoona, the franchise is … More Who will be the first Curve alum inducted into the Hall of Fame?
By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com With the annual Baseball Winter Meetings concluded, a handful of Altoona Curve players of the past were on the move between free agent signings and the Rule 5 Draft. Starting with the more recent names to come through Curve, Pa., Jordan George (2017-18), Connor Joe (2017) and Jason Creasy (2015-16) were all … More 2018 Winter Meetings/Rule 5 Draft Roundup
By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com The 2018 Arizona Fall League season came to a close last month and officially sent seven members of the Pirates developmental system into their off-seasons. What made this group different than past AFL campaigns was each player finished the 2018 season with the Curve. Cole Tucker, Will Craig, Bryan Reynolds, Geoff Hartlieb, … More 2018 Arizona Fall League recap