Having followed the Pirates fanatically since 1965, Wilbur Miller is one of the fast-dwindling number of fans who’ve actually seen good Pirate teams. He’s even seen Hall-of-Fame Pirates who didn’t get traded mid-career, if you can imagine such a thing. His first in-person game was a 5-4, 11-inning win at Forbes Field over Milwaukee (no, not that one). He’s been writing about the Pirates at various locations online for over 20 years. It has its frustrations, but it’s certainly more cathartic than writing legal stuff. Wilbur is retired and now lives in Bradenton with his wife and three temperamental cats.
Come out from behind the ropes and say hello on Monday
Unfortunately I’m gonna be away at least until Tuesday. If you’re around, I tend to wander around a lot. Hopefully catch some bullpens next week.
TRIOLO LOOKS JACKED!
I’ll use a full sentence for the collective catchers – Gary Sanchez is still a free agent!!
Suwinski lookin’ good and ready!!
Maybe a colony of catchers, or caravan (camels) of catchers, or my favorite a crash (rhinos) of catchers?
Ha. Nothing, though, will ever top a murder of crows.
I read that too fast and my brain initially thought you typed murder of “clowns”. That would be pretty scary.
Wilbur missed his calling. Should’ve been a sports photographer. Or a cat herder.
Herding cats and rooting for the Pirates. Two of the most futile activities known to man.
Preach it, Brother Wilbur.
That’s definitely harsh on cat herders.
This is awesome.
Seeing Cutch in black and yellow again makes me think there’s hope for a surprisingly good season.
How can you not be romantic about baseball?
If you’re a Pirate fan, only in March.
Not this year.
Do I sound like a Cubs fan from the late 20th Century yet?
I love these so much
Thanks for the photos, Wilber, Wish I was there.
“With a bit of Italian spin, without the “chicken”; howzabout: “Catchiatore”?
Enjoying these photos more than i expected. Good shots
If I had to guess Wilbur the player is throwing a weighted baseball in the Pic above.
Same color scheme of one of my kid’s t-balls that I think I still have 😁