Friday, May 11, 2012

Tribune-Review: There's no doubt about Pedro's Power

When Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez isn't whiffing, he's putting boaters on the Allegheny River in peril with his prodigious power.

PublicSource: Keeping the Promise

Click here to learn more about Pittsburgh Public Schools' Promise-Readiness Corps program, which aims to make more high school students eligible for up to $40,000 in college scholarship cash available through the Pittsburgh Promise.

Pop City: Top Pittsburgh Teachers

If you were fortunate enough to have a teacher who gave you the love of reading (thanks, Mrs. Donaldson) or helped you overcome a fear of fractions (much appreciated, Mr. Kestner), then you know the impact a great instructor can have on a young adult. Here are five such teachers cultivating lifelong learners in the Pittsburgh region.

Monday, March 12, 2012

March Pittsburgh Sports Report

Check out the digital debut of The Pittsburgh Sports Report! It features my cover story on the power of the playoff beard (no, really) and a sobering study on pitching prospects that suggests Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon could become Kris Benson v 2.0. But maybe not if they grow rockin' beards.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Baseball Analytics: Chapman's Starter To-Do List

What does Cincinnati Reds lefty Aroldis Chapman need to do to become a successful major league starting pitcher, other than throw 100 MPH fastballs? Find out here.

Monday, February 20, 2012

BaseballAnalytics: Tim Wakefield Tidbits

So long, Tim Wakefield: the 45-year-old knuckleball pitcher has retired. Here are some tidbits about Wakefield's career and the pitch that earned him nearly $56 million during his career. With Wake retiring, there are no active players left from the Pirates' last winning team in 1992. I'm going to go cry now.