Category Archives: Pirates

April 03, 2012

Jim O’Brien: “Getting Warmed Up for Pirates’ Opener”

Jim O’Brien: “Getting Warmed Up for Pirates’ Opener”: Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien I have been doing a lot of traveling lately.  Over the past six weeks I have spent a week in Los Angeles, a week in New York and a week in Phoenix.  Sometimes … Read Article →

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March 15, 2012

E. Lee North, Author, Battling the Indians, Panthers & Nittany Lions: Washington & Jefferson College’s Century of Football, 1890-1990

E. Lee North: First, can you tell readers a bit about your writing career and how you got started as an author? What about your time at Washington & Jefferson influenced your writing career, and how? Well, I have said it was W & J that got me into writing, … Read Article →

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March 12, 2012

Rum Bunter Blog

Rum Bunter Blog: First, can you let readers know about RumBunter – what inspired the idea (and the name) and how you developed your unique approach in your coverage of the Pirates? We wanted an original name.  Nobody has ever guessed what it means which I think is really cool.  … Read Article →

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March 08, 2012

Virginia Montanez – That’s Church Blog

Virginia Montanez – That’s Church Blog: First, can you tell readers about your blog That’s Church – what you cover, what inspired you to start the blog and what readers should expect in 2012? I started my blog on a whim, really. Back in 2006, I just wanted a place … Read Article →

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January 02, 2012

Jay Reisinger, Sports Attorney

Jay Reisinger, Sports Attorney: First, can you let readers know how you and your firm got involved in sports law – was this an intended focus for you all along? Since I was a student at Allegheny College, the field of sports law had interested me.  After my first year … Read Article →

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October 30, 2011

Jack Bogut, Pittsburgh Radio

Jack Bogut: Can you give readers a quick idea on how you decided to enter into broadcasting and what made you decide to pursue this career – and how you landed in Pittsburgh in 1968? A friend got a job at a brand new radio station in Dillon,Montana and when … Read Article →

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October 29, 2011

William Dagen, President of the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame

William Dagen,  President of the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame: First, how and when do the Beaver County HOF get started? The Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame had its first banquet in 1976 and has been running yearly ever since.  The organization originally consisted of 13 sports-minded figures … Read Article →

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October 18, 2011

Donnie Iris – Pittsburgh Rock Icon

Donnie Iris: First off, can you tell readers what you’ve been up to lately and about your new album and upcoming gigs? Starting sometime after the first of the year, we will start working on a new CD. You’ve been a stalwart of Pittsburgh’s music scene for many years. How … Read Article →

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October 14, 2011

Cory Giger, Altoona Mirror – On Pirates, Penn State

Cory Giger, Altoona Mirror (August 8, 2011) First, the Pirates were fielding a patchwork team with so many players out with injury. Which of these players can come back soon and start helping this offense – and will they return in time? It is remarkable the Pirates were able to … Read Article →

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October 13, 2011

Tim Williams, Pirates Prospects

Tim Williams, Pirates Prospects (August 11,  2011): First, can you tell readers about your Piratesprospects.com web site – how it got started and what your plans are for it moving forward? I started Pirates Prospects in January 2009.  At the time it was called BUCCO Fans.  I was writing for … Read Article →

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