Category Archives: Pirates

March 14, 2014

Jim Leyland Talks About his Life in Baseball Over the Past Years

By: Caitlin Miller When Jim Leyland was a young boy, one of five boys in his family, his dad a semi-pro ball player, would come home from work and play catch with him and his brothers in the yard until his mother would call them in for supper. He used … Read Article →

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March 07, 2014

John Mehno, Pirates Reporter, Altoona Mirror

First, can you let readers know about your coverage and what they should expect in 2014? I have daily Pirates notebooks in the Altoona Mirror, plus two columns per week there. My Sunday column is in the Beaver County Times. What do you say to those that feel so much … Read Article →

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January 28, 2014

Charlie Wilmoth, Editor, Bucs Dugout

First, can you let readers know about the Bucsdugout.com website and what they should expect in terms of coverage and new features in 2014? David Manel and I plan to cover games from PNC Park this year, Wilbur Miller will cover the minor-league system, and David Todd and I will … Read Article →

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January 22, 2014

Tim Williams, Editor, Pirates Prospects

First, can you let readers know about Pirates Prospects – and what they should expect in terms of coverage and new features in 2014? Pirates Prospects has been covering the Pirates for five years, with a focus on the minor league system. The past year has been exciting in that regard because … Read Article →

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September 24, 2013

Jim O’Brien: Steve Blass deserves the kind of season the Pirates are providing these days

Steve Blass deserves the kind of season  the Pirates are providing these days Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien This has been the best of summers and the best of seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steve Blass. During last Saturday’s game, Blass said to his sidekick … Read Article →

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October 15, 2012

Kevin Guilfoile, Author, A Drive Into the Gap

Kevin Guilfoile, Author, A Drive Into the Gap First, can you let readers know what brought you to write this book and how difficult was it for you to write something so personal? Before I became a novelist, I was a creative director at Coudal Partners, which publishes the popular … Read Article →

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September 24, 2012

Lanny Frattare, Pirates Broadcaster, 1976-2009

Lanny Frattare: First, can you let readers know about your work now at Waynesburg University – how you got started there and what you enjoy most about the position? I have been an assistant professor of Communication at Waynesburg University since 2009.  I find it exciting to help create the … Read Article →

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September 23, 2012

Jim O’Brien: ‘Immaculate Reception’ was a lifesaver for Pittsburgh video photographer

Jim O’Brien: ‘Immaculate Reception’ was a lifesaver for Pittsburgh video photographer Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien The Immaculate Reception was a lifesaver for the Steelers in the 1972 AFC playoffs, but it was really a lifesaver for video photographer Les Banos.          The 2012 season marks … Read Article →

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September 13, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Pirates have provided us with a wonderful summer

Jim O’Brien: Pirates have provided us with a wonderful summer Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien It was well past midnight on Monday and I was still up.  I had planned to go to bed around ten o’clock because I had to get up early on Tuesday.  … Read Article →

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September 06, 2012

Stewart O’Nan, Author

Stewart O’Nan: First, can you let readers now about your latest projects – what should we be looking out for from you next? I’ve just started a historical novel set in L.A. in the late ’30s.  It involves historical figures, so the research is involved (and fascinating).  I’m hoping to … Read Article →

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