Smizik on Sports

Smizik on Sports


Bob Smizik: Waiting for McCutchen

Nobody asked me, but . . .

about 19 hours ago


Bob Smizik: Discouraging start for Cervelli

The Pirates had high hopes for Francisco Cervelli.

1 day ago


Bob Smizik: No time to panic, but . . .

The Pirates staggering offensive ineptitude continued yesterday as they lost to Socolovich and the Cardinals, 3-2.

2 days ago


Bob Smizik: Pirates as hitless wonders!

The offense, expected to be a strength, is beyond awful. The main culprits: Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer.

3 days ago


Bob Smizik: Burnett the steal of 2015

Cardinals’ games might be the most momentous May series in the history of the Pirates franchise.

4 days ago


Bob Smizik: Linebacker shouldn’t be a surprise

With cornerbacks galore theirs for the taking with the 22nd pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, the Steelers did what anyone who has

5 days ago


Bob Smizik: What’s wrong with McCutchen?

The season was 21 games old when the Pirates and the Chicago Cubs met at Wrigley Field last night .

6 days ago


Bob Smizik: Runners taking liberties on Cervelli

Nobody asked me, but . . .

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Bring on the DH!

Picture, if you can, these scenarios.

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Wainwright injury elevates Pirates

In the most freakish of accidents, the fortunes of two baseball teams were spun in opposite directions Saturday night.

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Pirates have plenty of competition

The best path to the postseason for the Pirates is to win the NL Central, but St. Louis is off to a 12-4 start.

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Yet another disappointing season

And now the unanswered questions: Will that number remain the same as the Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin/Marc-Andre Fleury era plays out?

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Re-evaluating the Pirates

The Pirates season hit the 10 percent pole Thursday with a win over the Cubs that left their record at 8-8.

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Nobody asked me, but . . .

Nobody asked me, but . . .

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Role of the media

Selected short subjects.

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Lose-lose night in Pittsburgh

Not a good night for the Pittsburgh representatives to the NHL and MLB.

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Pirates have cupcake early schedule

The Pirates are rolling. With their 5-2 win over Milwaukee at PNC Park yesterday, they’ve won three in a row, five of seven and six of nine.

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Penguins come alive, at last

It’s been a long time since this Penguins team showed up on game day.

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Pirates' starting pitching continues strong

10 things swirling around Bob’s brain after the Pirates downed the Brewers.

2 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh Pirates outfield (left to right) Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco last year at Pirate City, Bradenton Fla.

Bob Smizik: Best Pirates outfield ever

There has been excited talk, premature to the extreme, about the Pirates outfield of Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco.

2 weeks ago


 Penguins had coach Mike Johnston runs Penguins practice before the playoffs.

Bob Smizik: Penguins chances -- slim, none

After a superlative start, 22-6-5, which gave them the look of a Cup favorite, the Penguins have been in pretty much of a downward spiral

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Nobody asked me, but . . .

Nobody asked me, but . . .

3 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Hold the excitement on Pedro

Impression of the Pirates thus far, with this disclaimer: It’s not just early, it’s very, very early:

3 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Opening Day a special time for baseball

It doesn't take a baseball historian to remember when Opening Day was a hard sell for the hapless Pirates.

3 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Penguins sneak into playoffs

How appropriate that their clinching victory was a shutout (2-0), testimony to the man who was their most valuable player in 2014-15.

3 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Penguins lose; still alive

All that stands between the Penguins and a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs is the team with the worst record in the NHL.

3 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: The Pirates way

An 0-3 start is not what anyone expected from the Pirates, but the best way to look at that is there are 159 games remaining.

3 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: NFL cracks down on Bell

Nobody asked me, but . . .

3 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Collapse continues!

You almost had to be there to believe it!

4 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Bullpen negates McCutchen heroics

Selected short subjects: Almost an opening day to remember.

4 weeks ago



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