Over at The Steel Tradition, friend of PLC Tony Ferrante recaps yesterday’s Steeler victory—a 26-3 drubbing of the Buffalo Bills. Fast Willie Parker went off to the tune of 126 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown, and he did it wearing the Steelers’ new throwback alternate pictured above. I’m not a fan of the yellow helmets. What I like about the Pirates’ and Steelers’ usual wardrobes is the simplicity. These third jerseys have too much shock value.
I’ve been sitting on this link for awhile, waiting for the right time to dump it: Today is finally that time. On September 7, Paul Lukas of Uni Watch interviewed Claude Jacques, a collector of pocket schedules. I’m not all that creative, but I do enjoy some elements of design—so the Uni Watch concept interests me, as did Jacques’ collection. Check out the Pirates’ schedules from the 2000’s, 1990’s, 1980’s and 1970’s. Tough to pick a favorite, but this one‘s probably mine. (You can go year-by-year for the Indy Indians, too.)
Finally, if you haven’t recently visited Sandlot Swashbucklers, PLC’s minor-league partner, you’re missing out. Yesterday, Nancy Z. began an off-season long project of recapping each minor-league affiliate team’s season month-by-month. She started with a discussion of how April went for the Hickory Crawdads.
As another way to kill the winter months, I’ve started to profile each of the Pirates’ minor-league players at the Sandlot. We’ll eventually get to current and former Buccos, too, going as far back in time as resident Pirate history expert Randy Linville cares to take us. You can keep up with those profiles in this archive: I’ve already talked about Brian Bixler, Jesse Chavez, Jason Delaney, Shelby Ford, Brad Lincoln, Andrew McCutchen, Daniel Moskos, and Neil Walker.