Figured if you haven’t already done so, you might want to check out some of MVN’s other Pittsburgh sports coverage this morning…
Travis Nelson at Boy of Summer, a general baseball column, wrote his take on the Pirates’ decision to finally fire Dave Littlefield, complete with a detailed history of his regime and a summation of the present:
The current roster, with a few exceptions, does not have a lot of bright spots. … What [the Pirates] do have is a trio of cheap and solid young starting pitchers, though … [t]he top tiers of their farm system, with a few exceptions, donít have many pitchers who strike batters out with much consistency, which does not bode well for their long-term success.
Rainy weather might have kept Pirate fans away from PNC Park yesterday, or it could’ve been the start of Steelers season. Tony Ferrante at The Steel Tradition said it was a good win, but there are things to work on:
The Steelers opened the 2007 season impressively, for the most part, in completely dominating the Browns in Cleveland, 34-7. The defense was overwhelming all day long, with six sacks, three fumble recoveries, and two interceptions. … But things werenít all rosy out there today.
Though it’s not quite hockey season yet, Tony also wrote about the Penguins’ cool idea to have six players deliever season tickets to randomly selected fans last Thursday. You can keep up with puck talk at The Confluence of the Three Rivers.