Category: Clint Hurdle

Russell Martin Feels He’s the Perfect Fit to Lead the Young and Talented Pittsburgh Pirates

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

It appears Russell Martin wasn't going to wait any longer. The New York Yankees all of a sudden have become budget-conscious for 2014 and weren't ready to commit the amount of money that Martin had envisioned. He's now headed to Pittsburgh. The Pirates' newest addition inked a two-year contract worth $17 ...

Clint Hurdle Has Pirates Focused on a Strong 2nd Half, Believes Pittsburgh Will Add Pitching at Trade Deadline

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The Pittsburgh Pirates are closing in a very impressive first half of the season, but Clint Hurdle has his team thinking about the big picture. Last year Pittsburgh fell off in the last two months of the season, but the Pirates skipper believes his squad is mentally stronger this season ...

The Pirate Way: “We can beat anybody today”

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

If you rattle off the numbers 68, 67, 62, and 57 it’s not because you’re not playing Keno. Pittsburgh Pirates fans know exactly what those numbers are. They represent the win totals for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last four seasons of futility. This year things are different in the ...

Clint Hurdle and His Pittsburgh Pirates Have Re-bonded a City With Its Baseball Team

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Just days before the All-Star break, the Pittsburgh Pirates are just 1.5 games out of first place in the National League Central Division. Yep, that's right. You can go back and reread that sentence over and over again and it's still going to be true no matter how weird that ...

Firing Your Manager Isn’t Always The Solution

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The sport doesn't matter, it's always easier to fire the coach/manager than the players.  And the general managers sure aren't going to fire themselves.  There isn't much loyalty in sports these days as Jerry Sloan, Jeff Fisher, and Tony LaRussa are exceptions to the rule.  It's a what have you ...