By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com Pirates Spring Training is just a few weeks away (pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 10) and the club announced 11 additional invitees to camp. That brings the total to 51 players at big league camp when the first full-squad workout takes place on Feb. 17. Among the 11 new players, nine … More Pirates add 11 NRIs to Spring Training roster
Sadly our trip down to 80-degree temperatures and places where the crack of the bat never stops has reached its last full day. After a stop by the MLB clubhouse in the morning before they headed to Port Charlotte to take on the Rays, it was back over to Pirate City for the first official … More Fun in the Sun: Day 3 from Bradenton, Fla.
Man what a gorgeous day it was today in Bradenton! Unfortunately the game ended in a tie but, hey, it’s Spring Training. We spent all day on location at McKechnie Field and arrived at 7:30 a.m. when the clubhouses opened so we could talk with some more former Curve player. FYI…T-shirt and pants weather in … More Fun in the Sun: Day Two from Spring Training
If you’d been following along on social media anytime over the last couple of days, you might have noticed we’ve flown south for a little Spring Training action this season! We’re down here in beautiful Bradenton, Fla., Spring Training home of our parents, the Pittsburgh Pirates and we’ll be posting here the next few days … More Fun In the Sun… Day 1
Greetings from sunny Southern California! The annual Baseball Winter Meetings are in full swing over here on the west coast and they’ve returned to San Diego for the first time since 1985. Back then, Marty McFly was travelling back to 1955, the local sports teams (Padres and Chargers) were both playing at what was then … More Winter Meetings Day One
The first month of the season is drawing to a close as the Curve prepare to play Erie today on Wednesday in a doubleheader at Jerry Uht Park in Erie. It’s been very rainy so far this morning so it’s given us time to put together this blog and our first Rewind of the 2014 … More The Rewind Vol. 1 – April
From the Bus Curve, Pa. to Binghamton, N.Y. – 223 miles (Travel time: 4 hours) Team Movies Watched: 0 Broadcaster Movies Watched: 0 Broadcaster Books Read: Inferno by Dan Brown Hours Slept: 1:15 It was a wet bus ride from Curve, Pa. to here in Binghamton as it rained pretty much the entire way and … More Blogging from the Bus: Shakes
From the Bus Richmond, Va. to Reading, Pa. – 257 miles (Travel time: 4 hours, 21 minutes) Team Movies Watched: 0 (one was attempted but it was either video and no sound or sound and no video) Broadcaster Movies Watched: 0 Broadcaster Books Started: Inferno by Dan Brown Hours Slept: 1 A bus ride from … More Blogging from the Bus: Reading Rainbow
In more ways than one we cannot wait for March to roll around because it means we’ll get to see many of your happy faces when the Pirates come to town to play the Curve on March 30 here at Peoples Natural Gas Field. We’re revving up over here with preparations and plans to make … More We Just Couldn’t Wait For March…
Win or go home. That’s the motto from here on out in the baseball season as we’ve hit playoff time with the new wild card games starting tonight before the best-of-five series begin over the weekend. Agree with the new format or not, it’s here and will sure make for some interesting games tonight and … More Happy Playoffs Day!