Gene Collier


Gene Collier: Big weekend opens with thumbs-down effort

The Pirates got off on the wrong foot in an important series in Cincinnati.

about 14 hours ago


 The New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez.

Gene Collier: A-Fraud a continued baseball parody

Suspended Yankee star Alex Rodriguez poster boy for everything that is wrong with baseball.

2 days ago


 Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco leaps for ball as it hits his glove but drops to the wall hit by the Reds Joey Votto June 9 at PNC Park Pittsburgh PA.

Gene Collier: Pirates have to hurry to catch 2013 pace

After 81 games a year ago, the Pirates were 51-30. Today they are 41-40, and a four-game split with the Mets isn‘‍t a plausible first step.

1 week ago


Gene Collier: Mike Johnston’s ideas well-suited to his task

New coach Mike Johnston’s center-centric, puck-possession offense should suit the center-rich Penguins quite well.

2 weeks ago


 The Washington Redskins football team logo is displayed on a shirt for sale at a store in San Francisco, California.

Gene Collier: Everything ‘Redskins’ must go

Owner Daniel Snyder and his Washington football team would do well to take a page out of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies’ book.

2 weeks ago


 Ralph Kiner calls the action in the Pirates' game against the New York Mets at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, August 1975.

Gene Collier: TV of today makes a fan miss Kiner

The overload of all things barely relevant on baseball broadcasts these days leaves one pining for the great Ralph Kiner and simpler times.

2 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle argues a video replay call, in which Russell Martin was called for blocking the plate, scoring the Reds Devin Mesoraco Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: A slow, sure blunder with some thunder

The Pirates and Reds played a drawn-out game that was only made longer because of a storm late into the night.

3 weeks ago


 Cincinnati's Todd Frazier celebrates after hitting a home run off the Pirates' Jason Grilli Tuesday night at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates uncork another bitter defeat

Call it sour grapes, but there’s a lot to dislike about how the Pirates are playing right now, especially when they need to beat the Reds.

3 weeks ago


 Chuck Noll on the sidelines.

Gene Collier: Noll left superbly, quietly into night

Not just an NFL Colossus and not just the architect of a dynastic football brand, Noll was someone you are grateful just to have

3 weeks ago


  Pirates starter Brandon Cumpton delivers against the Cubs in the first inning Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates scrambling to make do with patchwork starting rotation

The Pirates traditionally have looked to add a bat at this junction, but urgently need to add an arm.

1 month ago



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