Pirates

Pirates’ reviled victory song overdue for a change

Pirates’ reviled victory song overdue for a change

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 08/23/18 Much of the culture of the great city of Pittsburgh revolves around its professional sports teams. Our teams’ colors, black and gold, are present in any visual reference to the city. They’re even central to Pittsburgh’s flag. Football season is treated with the reverence and sanctity of Lent, and […]

Sports Marketing prof and former Pirate front office VP ‘no longer employed’ by DU

Sports Marketing prof and former Pirate front office VP ‘no longer employed’ by DU

Raymond Arke | News Editor Steven Greenberg, an executive in residence and professor of sports marketing and sports leadership, is no longer working at Duquesne, according to Bridget Fare, chief marketing and communications officer at Duquesne. Greenberg’s faculty webpage on Duquesne University’s website goes to a “content not found” page. Before becoming a Duquesne professor, […]

Local Negro League history examined at Duquesne

Local Negro League history examined at Duquesne

Raymond Arke | News Editor 02/15/18 Just blocks away from Duquesne was the home of some of the greatest baseball players ever. However, many of their names and contributions have fallen from memory. On Feb. 8, the Pittsburgh Pirates hoped to change that neglect by giving a presentation on Negro League baseball in Pittsburgh to […]

In order to see change, fans must take stand

In order to see change, fans must take stand

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 01/18/2018 It’s kind of funny: The last game that I attended at PNC Park was on Aug. 17, 2017, when the Pirates fell to the St. Louis Cardinals on a showery summer evening, 11-7. Many days after that, I fought the urge — albeit, a small one — to go […]

In midst of tragedy, citizens are staying positive

In midst of tragedy, citizens are staying positive

By Duke Staff 10/5/2017 “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” This quote from one of Pittsburgh’s greatest legends, Mr. Rogers, refers to what his mother would tell him when he was a boy seeing the many “scary things” happening in the news. The world today is unfortunately no better, […]

Little League teaches MLB players a big lesson

Little League teaches MLB players a big lesson

Bryanna McDermott | Assistant Photo Editor The spectacle is viewed by millions at home annually on ESPN, in-person at the beautiful complex in Williamsport and even inside clubhouses across Major League Baseball. This year, the bright colors and big smiles that have become synonymous with Little League Baseball were adopted by MLB for both the […]

Pirates’ playoff hopes dimming

Pirates’ playoff hopes dimming

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor On Wednesday night at PNC Park, Dodgers’ pitcher Rich Hill threw eight perfect innings until third baseman Logan Forsythe committed an error during the top of the ninth inning. Hill went on to pitch the 26th no-hitter in franchise history, finishing regulation with 10 strikeouts and no hits or walks […]

Pirates’ playoff hopes hinge on pitching staff going forward

Pirates’ playoff hopes hinge on pitching staff going forward

David Borne | Staff Writer  Just a little over a month and a half remain in the MLB’s regular season, and with the playoff race in full swing, the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in a familiar position. With a record hovering right below the .500 mark (58-62) and sitting several games out of a playoff […]

Pirates bringing excitement to the Bluff

Andy Hornak | For The Duquesne Duke With October around the corner, a cool air chills the city and people prepare for a long winter.  Pirates’ fans, however, find warmth in the excitement surrounding their baseball team that has just clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 1992. The Pirates clinched a playoff […]

The Point After: Playoff baseball is among us (soon)

Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor The Pirates clinched a berth in the postseason on Tuesday night in Chicago for the first time in 21 years. Hollywood couldn’t have written a more fitting script for a franchise that’s been marred by injuries, bad luck, poor scouting and routinely miserable personnel decisions for as long as […]