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    Passan: "Pirates' minor league training methods become MLB joke"

    Great read about a bad Pirates franchise:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/pirates...lb-joke--.html

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    Re: Passan: "Pirates' minor league training methods become MLB joke"

    Quote Originally Posted by realreds1 View Post
    Great read about a bad Pirates franchise:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/pirates...lb-joke--.html
    What I don't get is the line of thinking that could lead someone to believe that this was a good idea.

    People get hurt in baseball enough as it is... and these clowns want to institute military style training? There is a reason why the Pirates are the only team that thinks highly of this idea. I'm betting it stems from the same reason why they have not been successful in recent years: Poor management from the front office.

    Get some other people in charge of their FO and I would bet they come out better for it.

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    Re: Passan: "Pirates' minor league training methods become MLB joke"

    I attend at least one Pirates ST game a year and always watch their morning practices. Last year they had Pedro Alvarez doing fielding drills on his knees. I have always seen this done at the high school level. It helps the fielder learn the rotation of the ball and how it's going to react when it hits the ground. However, it's very dangerous to do against live pitching which the Pirates were doing....
    http://diamondvisits.blogspot.com/ My Minor League stadium review site.

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    Re: Passan: "Pirates' minor league training methods become MLB joke"

    Quote Originally Posted by 19braves77 View Post
    I attend at least one Pirates ST game a year and always watch their morning practices. Last year they had Pedro Alvarez doing fielding drills on his knees. I have always seen this done at the high school level. It helps the fielder learn the rotation of the ball and how it's going to react when it hits the ground. However, it's very dangerous to do against live pitching which the Pirates were doing....
    now thats just dumb
    Go Redlegs!!

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    Re: Passan: "Pirates' minor league training methods become MLB joke"

    It just gets more interesting for the Pirates:

    http://triblive.com/sports/dejankova...#axzz29xfwc3PE

    http://blog.triblive.com/dejan-kovac...t-was-abusive/

    What really crabbed my attention was Josh Bell commenting that he refused to do it and Mark Appell retweeting the articles
    http://diamondvisits.blogspot.com/ My Minor League stadium review site.

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    Re: Passan: "Pirates' minor league training methods become MLB joke"

    Arguably the most embarrassing franchise in professional sports.

    I award them two thumbs down.


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