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Joe Beimel's Pittsburgh Return Kicks Off PirateFest

Making a big splash on the eve of PirateFest 2011, the Buccos have reached a deal with Duquesne U. product and former Pirate pitcher Joe Beimel, who will sign with the team today.

After pitching with the Pirates in middle relief from 2001-2003, Beimel has also pitched for Minnesota, Tampa Bay, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington, and Colorado. He holds a career mark of 23-31 with an ERA of 4.16 and will fill a need for lefty relievers in the Pirate pen. Terms of the deal have not been made public yet, but for comparison's sake, Beimel made $850K with the Rockies last season. So the deal probably won't break the bank.

As for the other half of this story, PirateFest stars tomorrow, running from 10 AM- 8 PM on Saturday and 12 PM - 5 PM on Sunday at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Tickets are $12, and a list of attractions is as follows:
  • Meet new Pirates manager Clint Hurdle
  • Free Autographs by current players and alumni
  • First chance to buy single game tickets to 2011 home games
  • All fans get a 2011 Wall Calendar, Pocket Schedule and PirateFest Program.
  • "Ask Pirates Management" Q&A sessions
  • Photo opportunities with your favorite Pirates
  • Giant Eagle Kids Fun Zone, featuring many activities for children
  • "Lost Treasures" area with game-used jerseys, bats, balls and more for sale.
  • A charity silent auction with proceeds to benefit Pirates Charities.
  • Inflatable rides, batting cages and carnival games.
  • New contests like "We Are Fam-A-Lee Feud" and "Minute To Win It"
  • Youth baseball clinics, face painters and much more

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1 comment:

Cool Hand Nuke said...

Please try and curb your excitement.