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’76 Pittsburgh Pirates yearbook predicted Phil Garner acquisition a year before it happenedUpdated Feb 12 Share Tweet
Earlier on Tuesday, The Stew passed along the info that the Pittsburgh Pirates were asking focus groups to help them re-design their logo. But did you know that another iconic mustachioed character was once the Bucs symbol? Back in 1976, in the middle o…
Martin: Pirates deal 'hands-down' best availableUpdated Feb 12 Share TweetRussell Martin is not frightened by the Pittsburgh Pirates' streak of 20 consecutive losing seasons.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetJames Harrison is willing to work with the Steelers to lower his salary cap number, but he’s not willing to take a pay cut just to stay with the team that drafted him and developed him. Harrison’s agent, Bill Parise, told John Harris of the PittsburghSource: profootballtalk.com
Saving grace: Grilli relishes first opportunity to closeUpdated Feb 12 Share TweetA year ago, he was working on saving his career. Now Jason Grilli is working toward saving games. At 36, the right-handed reliever is in Pirates camp as a first-time closer, the chance of a long baseball lifetime he has long wanted and feels he now dese…Source: MLB.comShare TweetIn addition to running on a treadmill Monday for the first time since ankle surgery, Derek Jeter took about 80 grounders at shortstop during a workout at the New York Yankees training facility in Tampa. By design, Jeter didn't move much laterally and he…Source: yahoo.com
State of the FranchiseFeb 12Willie McGinest and Heath Evans break down the state of the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Kobe Bryant says chastising fan on Twitter was 'right thing to do'Feb 13Kobe Bryant welcomes challenges, which explains why he chastised a fan on Twitter for using a homophobic slur. "It's the right thing to do," Bryant told ESPN.com. "I couldn't help myself. I saw it, I was like, 'I can't help myself. I have to respond.'"
Don Banks: Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Offseason PreviewFeb 12SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
Adande/Gutierrez: Comparing LeBron James to Michael JordanFeb 12Our experts discuss whether LeBron James can reach or surpass Michael Jordan's level of greatness.