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Bucco Banter Netcast!

The previous videos in this series and interviews with Greg Brown and Steve Blass are available here.

Bucco Banter Podcast!

Community Night set at Pirates’ PNC Park

May 29, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — Don’t miss out on your chance to see one of the hottest baseball teams in the National League this summer as the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times presents Community Night at PN... more »»


May 26, 2016 PITTSBURGH — David Freese is adjusting to a part-time role nicely in his first season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. more »»

Polanco, Pirates crush Arizona

May 25, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Thrust into the third spot in the lineup behind superstar teammate Andrew McCutchen earlier this month, Gregory Polanco knew it might take a while to get settled. Or maybe not. more »»

Vogelsong dealing with multiple facial fractures

May 25, 2016 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong remained hospitalized with swelling and multiple facial fractures on Tuesday, a day after the veteran took a 92 mph fastball to the head... more »»

Rockies beat Pirates, 5-1, by way of four-run ninth inning

May 22, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The Colorado Rockies finally found a way to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, with three rookies helping lead the way. more »»

Bucs shut down Rockies in Game 1 of weekend series

May 21, 2016 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte and John Jaso had two hits each and made fine defensive plays to help Gerrit Cole navigate through seven shaky innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado... more »»

Polanco powers Pirates by Braves

May 20, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle moved Gregory Polanco into the third spot in the lineup earlier this month curious to see what the still somewhat raw left fielder could d. more »»

Kang homers in a 3-1 Pirates loss to Braves

May 19, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle doesn’t get too worked up over Jung Ho Kang’s home runs. more »»

Liriano allows 3 HRs, McCutchen has 3 hits in Bucs loss to Cubs

May 14, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs ended Pittsburgh’s season in the wild-card game last year, and the closest the Pirates have come to their rivals in four games this season is four runs. more »»

Pirates lose to Cards on Carpenter’s HR

May 8, 2016 ST. LOUIS (AP) — It was a real nice moment for David Freese, followed by a tough ending for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Freese, a St. more »»

Games in Puerto Rico to be moved because of Zika virus concerns

May 7, 2016 MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins’ two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus, a person familiar with the situation... more »»

Kang homers twice as Pirates beat Cards

May 7, 2016 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jung Ho Kang homered twice and Francisco Liriano continued his dominance at Busch Stadium as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Friday night. more »»

’Cutch must learn from blunders in field, clubhouse

May 6, 2016 It’s one thing for a disgruntled baseball fan to call for the head of a hapless manager. It’s another thing for a star baseball player to call for the head of a gameday employee he doesn’t even kno. more »»

Zobrist, Rizzo homer as Cubs complete sweep

May 5, 2016 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are threatening to run away with the NL Central. more »»

Pirates can’t hit Arrieta, fall to Cubs 7-1

May 4, 2016 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle gave Matt Joyce the start in right field against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night, pointing to the outfielder’s impressive numbers against Chicago ace Jake Arrieta... more »»

Liriano, Jaso help Pirates beat Reds

May 1, 2016 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano won for the first time since opening day and John Jaso homered to open the bottom of the first as Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 5-1 Saturday night for the Pirates’... more »»

Bucs beat Reds for fifth straight victory

April 30, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Juan Nicasio struck out eight in seven scoreless innings, Josh Harrison hit his first home run in nearly a year and Matt Joyce connected as a pinch-hitter to lead the Pirates to a 4-1... more »»

Under Hurdle’s new plan, Pirates hitting .294 in April

April 29, 2016 DENVER (AP) — Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has found a winning formula — regular rest for his players combined with a few other ingredients. more »»

Locke throws 6 scoreless innings, Pirates beat Rockies

April 26, 2016 DENVER (AP) — Jeff Locke kept throwing the ball at knee level — or slightly lower — and kept getting the call for a strike. That was much to his delight and the chagrin of the Colorado Rockie. more »»

Schwartzel becomes fourth major champion to skip Olympics

April 26, 2016 Associated Press Charl Schwartzel of South Africa is the latest player to drop out of the Olympics, making him the fourth major champion in the last two weeks to decide against being part of golf’s... more »»

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