Morton gets even with McGehee

Casey McGehee was the DH for both sides in the morning intrasquad game, and when Charlie Morton got him on a first-inning pop up, it’s the first time he’d ever retired him. Even though it didn’t “count.” With the Brewers, McGehee was 2-for-2 with a walk in three plate appearances against the Buccos righty. …

The MLB Network will televise the Pirates’ game on Friday night. Not sure who they are playing. Some team from Massachusetts. … 

Guy spotted at Pirate City wearing a McTee-shirt: “MC” in large letters on the left and CutchenX2, Gehee, Louth, Donald, Kenry on the right. Kyle McPherson was so mad, he fanned the side in the bottom of the first of the squad game…. 




how bout steely mcbeam? opps wrong team.

Hey Tom, I saw you mentioned Pedro hit one out to left field and that being a good sign. Just as a trivia novelty, I was at the game when he hit his first major league home run (I’m from Richmond, VA and go to 1 game a year). A boy caught it about 30 feet from me and was promptly rushed away by attendants. Guess where it was hit? Left field.

I appreciate you keeping your promise on getting out information about the team to us. I enjoy your articles. Like you, I have been following the Bucs since Ralph Kiner, Gus Bell and Murray Dickson. Dickson was 22 -20 that year when the team won only 42 games. Dick Groat said he got his minor league expeience with that team. This is my second attempt to write this; I don’t know what nappened to the first. The Pirates will always be my team. At the moment I am intrigued by Marte who is pushing his competition. Presley is responding well though and has probably earned the starting job in right. But, Marte is making a statement for consideration. It is a good problem to have. Thanks again for your fine reporting.

John Corfield

I don’t know what happened to your first writing attempt either, John, but am glad you gave it a second shot! I love Starling … it will be very interesting to see where he’s at in 7-10 days. The bat? Nice. But the speed is something Hurdle could really put to great use. The Bucs seem to have a richness of outfielders, a very good situation.

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