We Are Family: My Love Affair with a City That Loves Its Sports

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The Pirates’ run to the National League playoffs was just yet another reminder of how much Chelsea Cristine loves the sports-mad Steel City.

Best Moments in Sports, 2013

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Liam Day recaps the year’s best moments in sports.

Happy to Be So Wrong About the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

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Scott Behson predicted another second half swoon for the Pirates. It takes a good man to admit when he’s wrong.

More Than a Playoff Game

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Alan Paul will be driving 357 miles to watch his beloved Pirates tonight. But sometimes a game, even a playoff game, is about more than winning and losing.

I Hate to Rain on the Pirates’ Parade, But. . .

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As a long-suffering fan himself, Scott Behson empathizes with fans who root for the Pirates. Still, he feels the need to tell them the truth.

Reflections on a Streak

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The Miami Heat won 27 straight games. Chris Parisi says you can hate the Streakers, but you’ve got to respect the Streak.

60 Reasons to be Proud in 2012

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Coming out in Hollywood in 2012 became a casual affair. Gone were the days of the “I’m Gay” cover photo.

Retired MLB Players Deserve Fair Pensions

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Douglas Gladstone makes the case for looking after old ballplayers, even if they weren’t stars.

Walter Young: A Success Story

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Ah, Walter Young. The man with the highest Body Mass Index of any player in the history of Major League Baseball. Where is he now?

Buyer’s Remorse: Free Agency and Bad Food Choices

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Think you could do a better job than the GM of your favorite professional sports team? Oliver Lee Bateman has his doubts.

For the Pittsburgh Pirates, Rebuilding Is a Way of Life

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For Major League Baseball fans in many cities, Opening Day is filled with possibilities. For Pittsburgh Pirates supporter Oliver Bateman, however, it marks the continuation of a 20-year rebuilding process that he hopes will never end.

All-Steroids Team: Jay Bell

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Was Jay Bell juicing? We present the case. You decide.