Not many Pittsburgh Pirates fans know this, but John Russell has a new book, Basic Fundamentals (And How To Avoid Them) that is slated for an October release. In a RumBunter exclusive, we were sent a sneak peek of the cover.
John Russell and the Pittsburgh Pirates coaching staff never cease to amaze. We love bunting at Rum Bunter, that’s sort of obvious. But in the second inning last night Russell had Jeff Karstens bunt directly into a wheel play that wasn’t even disguised by the Cardinals. This is speculation, but that will probably be a chapter in Basic Fundamentals.