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post-gazette.com Updated Feb 13
What a day in baseball Wednesday. Shortly before noon, news broke that A.J. Burnett is leaving the Pirates and the calm of Pittsburgh for the Phillies and the storm that is Philadelphia. He is doing this despite being overmatched and overwhelmed by the …Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates notebook: Now is time to make needed improvementsBRADENTON, Fla. -- On the wall in the clubhouse hallway at Pirate City, pinned to the corkboard near the day's practice schedule, is a picture of a watch. Proclaimed by the caption to be the "most accurate watch," the face of the timepiece reads "Now."Upvote Share Tweet
Like a giant sponge, Brooks Orpik soaks up everythingSOCHI, Russia — Brooks Orpik has only been here four days, and he already has found time to watch some short track speed skating. He’d like to make it up to Krasnaya Polyana for some of the mountain events at some point, too.Upvote Share TweetSOCHI, Russia — Before his debut as Team USA’s head coach, Dan Bylsma slammed four cups of coffee.Upvote Share Tweetsteelersgab.com Feb 13Recently a lot has been made about ESPN’s interesting chat about who would be on various Mount Rushmore of professional sports leagues. You know Mount Rushmore right – that National monument sculpture carved into the granite face of a mountain near Keys…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Feb 13When Pirates pitchers went through their first workout of 2014 on Thursday, it was a reunion of old friends. Double-takes were prompted by this realization: The 21 pitchers on the 40-man roster include only one newcomer, right-hander Edinson Volquez, si…Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates sign Japanese pitcher to minor league contractBRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pirates signed left-hander Yao-Hsun Yang on Thursday to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to major league spring training.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Feb 13The Steelers haven’t signed the first player yet, but they think they made a significant upgrade their offensive line. General Manager Kevin Colbert told reporters that getting Mike Munchak on board as the line coach this offseason should have an immedi…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Nation Buzz: SteelersFeb 13ESPN Steelers reporter Scott Brown discusses the possibility of Pittsburgh not using the franchise or transition tag.