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Pirates Catcher Helpless in the Face of Scooter Menace

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I guess you could type the phrase "Pirates catcher helpless in the face of" a lot of things -- sliding players, incoming fastballs, fate -- but this one is a doozy: Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Chris Snyder's wife was driving their car and (allegedly) almost hit a pedestrian on a scooter.

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS TAZING

This Fan Didn’t Enjoy PNC Park

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On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Colorado Rockies 6-4 to drop their record to 5-4, giving Pirates fans only one day left in the 2011 season to enjoy being above.

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The Dugout: Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training 2011 (Not Really)

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Barry Bonds is on trial for perjury in one of the biggest sports story of the year (and of the last two years, and of the next three).

Reality TV

Disney Making Another Pirates Movie

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Walt Disney Pictures is bringing the story of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel to the big screen.

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Ross Ohlendorf Gets Arbitration Raise Despite Sucking

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The Pittsburgh Pirates were unbearably bad last season, with a final record of 57-105.

SIDNEY CROSBY

Sidney Crosby Is Good At Mashing Balls

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby took batting practice at PNC Park earlier this week, and he's already the Pirates' best hitter.

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CATCH YOURSELF SOME PIRATE MEAT

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<a href="http://www.psamp.com/2010-articles/april/the-pirates-want-to-give-you-hot-dog-meat.html">This video</a> has started playing on the scoreboard during Pirates games this season, so it's quite possible you're the one of the first people to see it.

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‘DOCK ELLIS AND THE LSD NO-NO’ FTW

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The awesomeness is emanating out of <a href="http://www.nomas-nyc.com/">No Mas</a> like butter through the pores of an obese child being chased down the street.

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REDS HIT INTO FIRST TRIPLE PLAY OF 2009

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As if Miami of Ohio choking away the college hockey title wasn't enough--the Reds chipped in for a little Fail of their own (yes, Strunk and White suggest capitalizing the word when used as a noun).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

TSS 2009 MLB Preview: The National League

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If you're not a fan of baseball, this may not be for you.

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PIRATES SIGN INDIANS

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, the 20-year-olds from India who were the top finishers in "Million Dollar Arm," an Indian reality TV show that searched for potential MLB talent in the country with a gazillion people playing cricket.

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ZE EAR BUDS, ZAY DO NOZHING!

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"Yesterday" by The Beatles is often said to be <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cover_version" target="_blank">the most-covered song of all-time</a>, so there isn't much more you can do to destroy its integrity.

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THIS IS DEEPLY, DEEPLY DISTURBING

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We linked to this video from <a href="http://www.bugsandcranks.com/pittsburgh-pirates/myron-copes-pirates-freestyle/" target="_blank">B&C</a> in this morning's <a href="../post.phtml?pk=5714">Saint Andrew's Net</a>, but -- like the tape in The Ring or the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf3p1mXHfqY" target="_blank">horse humpers video</a> -- it's far too troubling not to share on the largest scale possible.

ST ANDREWS NET

ST. ANDREW’S NET: FUNKY COPE MEDINA

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"Saint Andrew's Net" is With Leather's daily link dump, written by the bane of respectable journos and scrupulous primates alike, Michael Tunison.

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SHOULDA USED A DH

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The Pittsburgh Pirates unconditionally released minor-league pitcher Olivo Astacio for a "significant violation of organization policy" on Thursday, and <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08124/878856-63.stm" title="Post-Gazette" target="_blank">today we have the reason why</a>:The reason the Pirates released pitching prospect Olivo Astacio, two sources confirmed yesterday, was that he attacked another player with a bat earlier in the week during extended spring training in Bradenton, Fla.

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MARISA MILLER HAS A GOOD ARM

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Yes, even though I'm a White Sox fan, I'm attracted to lovely Marisa in Cubbie blue.

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CRAPPY TEAMS LOOKING AT COLON

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There are a few pennant contenders (Note: Actual contention will end on or before tax day) <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08039/855811-63.stm" title="Pittsburgh Post Gazette" target="_blank">interested in former Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon</a>:The Pirates, Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals had scouts at Colon's most recent start, Wednesday in the Caribbean World Series.

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The Mets Are Procrastinating

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After their win last Thursday, the Mets had a magic number of one.


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