I've been involved in Baseball since I can remember and my passion for the game has led me to this venture, a venue to have an open conversation about baseball as it relates to the Buccos. I have been a Pirates fan my entire life and can easily recall the days when being a Pirate fan was not the ironically cool thing to do. I've stuck with them and will continue to do so until they bring a championship back to the Burgh. I'm a student of Saber metrics as well as an overall stat geek and hope to bring an angle to the blog that allows the reader to experience a deeper understanding of the game.
Beaver Falls, PA
I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Higher Education program at Geneva College where I am a graduate assistant for the baseball team. Geneva is also where I did my undergrad and played my college ball. Along with playing baseball I have always been a fan of the sport. Ranging from the little league world series to the fall classic, if it is baseball you can count on it consuming my television. I was raised about 35 minutes outside of Pittsburgh and have grown to love Bucco baseball. I have endured the hardship of 19 straight losing seasons yet there is optimism in the future and I am looking forward to following them while writing for Captain Jolly Roger. The future is looking brighter for Pirates baseball and I will be there when I need wear my sunglasses even if I have to undergo a few more cloudy days. LET’S GO BUCS!!
I’ve been going to Bucs games since the Three Rivers days, but have been hooked since opening day of PNC Park in 2001. I try to derive baseball opinions from evidence, analytics, and rational arguments rather than emotions and gut feelings, and have fun in process. I want to visit all 30 MLB parks but PNC Park is the best place on earth. Let me know if you are heading out to a game.