Pittsburgh Pirates: Rum Bunter Radio 2020 Preview with Michael McKenry


Opening Day 2020 is here! Rum Bunter Radio has you covered with everything you need to know as the Pittsburgh Pirates get set to take the field in St. Louis.

On this feature episode Marty, Nick and Trey welcome former player and current Pittsburgh Pirates television analyst Micheal “The Fort” McKenry.

A new era of baseball has arrived for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and with it a new take on the way players are treated. Relaxed, confident and ready to go; characteristics the new regime of Ben Cherington and Derek Shelton are instilling into the culture of Pirates baseball.

A vital part of the playoff teams Pittsburgh had in the early and mid two-thousands teens, and now in close proximity with the club everyday, McKenry dives into an analysis on both philosophies, and helps you understand each difference in the two eras.

Another fresh face, Oscar Marin, has a unique strategy to get his players where they need to be. Using numbers as a fulcrum, McKenry breaks down why Marin is able to get the maximum value out of each arm on the team.

Even though baseball is back, the fans are not. Television and radio being the only two sources of live coverage, unless a cherry picker is rolled up to the ballpark, makes for a new take on how each broadcast will work.

The Fort gives his thoughts on what this season will look like from a TV standpoint, and why you, the fan, have a whole lot more power than you realize.

The show wraps up with projections for the 2020 season. Hear the crew’s take on where the Pittsburgh Pirates will end up after this sixty game sprint, and why it may be in a better position than you think.

Batten down the hatches, clear the decks, baseball is here and the Rum Bunter Radio Opening Day Special has you covered!

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