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Today's news features another Pirate loss, Octavio Dotel, Dion Lewis, The Bus, Bryan Morris, Delwyn Young, Daniel McCutchen, Patrick Bailey, and much, much more...
THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES lost their second straight to Houston, 6-3. Carlos Lee, Lance Berkman, Jeff Keppinger and Hunter Pence all homered for the Astros, who came in with a major-league low 50 homers this season. Garrett Jones and Ryan Doumit had three hits each for the the 30-54 Pirates. [ESPN]

LEBRON JAMES is leaning towards the Miami Heat, according to Chris Broussard. [ESPN]

"OCTAVIO DOTEL is not on the trading block," according to Frank Coonelly. []

BRYAN MORRIS, the next Pirate prospect-in-waiting, is headed to the MLB Futures Game. [Trib]

DELWYN YOUNG's two-run shot against Stephen Strasburg on June 8 was the last time the Pirates hit a home run with a player on base. [PG]

DANIEL McCUTCHEN was optioned back to Indianapolis after taking the loss last night against Houston. [Trib]

D ANDREW HUTCHINSON signed a two-way contract with the Penguins yesterday. []

The RIVERS and MEADOWS CASINOS rolled out their table games, and large crowds were on hand to welcome their arrival. [WPXI/video]

DION LEWIS is the #1-ranked player in the Big East going into 2010, says ESPN's Brian Bennett. Jonathan Baldwin came in at #3 and Greg Romeus #4. [ESPN Big East Blog]

JEROME BETTIS talked Big Ben while dropping in at Oakmont yesterday. [Trib]

PATRICK BAILEY of the Steelers is working on his pilot's license. []

JOHN PHILLIPS recaps his 4th of July BBQ experience and nearly gives away the secret family spice rub recipe. [93.7 The Fan]

MICHAEL MOSES of Bridgeville took his Terrible Towel around the world - literally. [Blog 'n' Gold]


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Unknown said...

well, if coonelly said it, it must be true!

Nate said...

Dotel not on the trading block? Yeah right.

Surely when he gets traded, it'll be something that Smizik an his ilk will point to and say "THIS OWNERSHIP GROUP LIED OMFG!" Because, you know, the best way to get value out of a player is to say "yeah, he's basically useless to us. Who needs a closer when you don't win games?"

BURGH08 said...

Is is really relevant what Coonelly says anymore anyway? His credibility is zilch.

If (when?) Dotel is moved, anyone can parrot what he will say as his reasoning in making this a 'championship calibur' club.