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--Soak in this sentence for a minute:

"Prized prospect Andrew McCutchen made a splashy major-league debut with a 3-for-5 showing that included three runs, an RBI and a stolen base as a leadoff batter."

Pirates 11, Mets 6. Nate McWho?

--After tweaking his knee yesterday, Large Ben returned to practice today. You can get down from the ledge. [Trib]

--A Pens fan got an octopus in the mail from a Wings fan, then promptly sent it back after giving it an official Primanti's treatment. Because as you know, Primanti's sandwiches are the only thing we eat in Pittsburgh. [WPXI]

--Hopefully Dan Byslma will eat a lucky burrito from Qdoba today [96.1 Kiss Freak Show]

--Here's your chance to buy a true piece of baseball history: it's an auction for the ball thrown by Baba Booey at his infamous first-pitch disaster against the Pirates. And you get his worn jersey too! [Charity Buzz]

--Bob Smizik calls the McLouth trade a "bold gamble worth taking". This follows yesterday's column, "Pirates give up on present by trading McLouth". I'm confused. [Bob Smizik Blog]

--ESPN 1250's next Lunch with a Legend has been announced: you can dine in the presence of James Farrior and Deshea Townsend at Morton's on June 10. [ESPN 1250]

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Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be shocked if McCutchen is dealt to the Yankees for 4 prospects within the next 48 hours.

Just kidding, I think.

Steve G. said...

I thought the McLouth trade was just outright rape, and in favor of the Pirates, oddly enough. (Shocking, I know.) I doubt he ever has a year as good as he did last year, and the Pirates already have this year's version in Morgan and the future up in McCutchen.

Brian said...

Christ. Is there any reason why people still read sports writers like Smizik, Cook, and the others who do nothing but write articles that contradict each other? No wonder people turn to the blogs---to some of them at least---for commentary that's actually, like, well-informed.