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Mario Cuomo Was a Pirate

Yesterday, progressive icon and former New York governor Mario Cuomo passed away at age 82. Many, many well-deserved words will be written about Cuomo, few of which will remember him as a kid signed to the Pittsburgh Pirates. So we’ll do that here, instead. A few months before his 20th birthday in 1952, Cuomo signed […]

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2014 Sucked

Oh. Hi. How’ve you been? It’s been awhile since we last chatted here, and I’d love to know where you’ve been in the time since. Has life been good to you? Me? Well, thanks for asking! Life has been a thing. A brief timeline: PSAMP celebrated its seventh birthday back in March, and I wrote one […]

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Better Pittsburgh Pirates Food Hats

Yesterday, I brought to your attention the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs' new bacon-themed hats and one blog's quest to create food hats for every team in Major League Baseball. It was truly a wonderous endeavor, and nearly every team was adequately represented with some sort of market-specific foodstuffs. For those of us from Pittsburgh, the pierogi […]

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I Would Wear a Pirates Pierogies Hat

[i didn't make that typo from the source link, but i sure corrected it] Yesterday, there were a few apparel-related stories that I wanted to write about, and had to pick which I wanted to put out earlier than the other. Marc-Andre Fleury's Stadium Series Steelers-inspired mask shot out into the ether and went everywhere. […]

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Marc-AnChidi Fleurywuoma

That title is not to downplay the roles of current Steelers number 29 Shamarko Thomas or even classic wearers of that number like Barry Foster. Chidi was the insane special teams playmaker who made that number stand out, and I really just wanted to somehow combine his name with Marc-Andre Fleury's. I caught this via […]

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