Taxi Squad Sendoff: Observations from Altoona’s Alternate Training Site

By Garett MansfieldAltoonaCurve.com Even without a Minor League Baseball season, over two dozen talented, up-and-comers in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization departed Peoples Natural Gas Field this week. It brings a small sense of normalcy to an abnormal year. Every year since 1999, kids in Altoona go back to school and ballplayers return home right around this … More Taxi Squad Sendoff: Observations from Altoona’s Alternate Training Site

Pirates lock in Opening Day, Alternative Site rosters

By Garett MansfieldAltoonaCurve.com Now that the long-awaited Major League Baseball season is officially underway, the use of 30 alternative training facilities around the country are soon to be in full-swing. The Altoona Curve are one of 19 affiliated Minor League franchises to directly feed players to the Major League affiliate during the 60-game regular season. This … More Pirates lock in Opening Day, Alternative Site rosters