This was a fun week to write.
I went to St. Pete last weekend to cover the Pirates against the Rays. I hadn’t covered the MLB team this extensively since early 2019. At that point, I was in the early process of planning a site like what this one has become — with a lot of life speedbumps to follow.
I’ll be honest, most of my focus this year has been on the minor league side, and getting this site’s routine established. I had zero article ideas planned when I decided to cover the series.
I came up with a few questions related to mindset, following up on some of what the Pirates are doing on the minor league side.
As the weekend went on, I kept adding more and more interviews, and quickly got back into the flow of things. By the time I was writing, I had a feeling that my writing/reporting was back to pre-2018 levels — before I crashed and burned out in spectacular fashion.
I’m happy with how this week’s article drop turned out. I apologize for the delay from Tuesday. The coverage over the weekend threw off my typical writing schedule and routine. I decided it was better to delay the articles and maintain the routines for the purposes of quality.
In total, there are ten new articles today, all on the big league club, all written by me, all from my coverage last weekend.
My hope is that you enjoy them, and hopefully consider three of them hits.
In keeping with this week’s loose theme, I’m shifting my mind into rest and recovery mode for a few days, so I can get ready for the next drop.
Check First Pitch on Monday for a follow-up to this week’s drop.
Pirates Prospects Spotlight
Daily Video Rundown
Today: Home for the Holiday Weekend
Yesterday: Keller Looks to Salvage Series
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