Gene Collier


 The Pirates' Neil Walker bats against the Dodgers at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Avoiding key players helps dodge losing

Some of the Dodgers biggest stars missed this series and it paid off the Pirates.

about 18 hours ago


 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hits a home run from the left side of the plate

Gene Collier: Pirates lineup takes advantage of lefty-friendly dimensions

Pirates left-handed hitters combined for three home runs in a 12-7 win against the Dodgers -- finally putting PNC Park's landscape to use.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen ducks away from a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Rocky win opens 2nd half

The Pirates didn't exactly look excellent in their first win of the season's second half. But they got the job done.

5 days ago


Gene Collier: Feeling out of baseball’s usual groove

Even after the All-Star festivities, Gene Collier is out of his groove, left craving baseball that actually, really counts.

1 week ago


 Reds ace Johnny Cueto wasn't as stellar as usual Sunday, but the Pirates still couldn't take full advantage.

Gene Collier: Missed connections prove costly for Pirates

A very disappointing road trip could have been much worse, but the Pirates cannot afford to keep blowing chances after the All-Star break.

1 week ago


Gene Collier: Clutch Cutch delivers twice

Aroldis Chapman further proved his utter dominance on major league hitters Friday night, but Gregory Polanco deserved to prove that wrong.

1 week ago


 The Reds' Ramon Santiago hits an RBI single to tie the game in the eighth inning against the Pirates at Great American Ball Park on Friday in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Gene Collier: Big weekend opens with thumbs-down effort

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

1 week 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

4 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.

4 weeks ago



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