Rum Bunter Radio Episode 12: Wacky Week for the Pittsburgh Pirates

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Six games in and the madness is only beginning for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Rum Bunter Radio episode twelve dives right in to a discussion on the state of baseball after week one, and where things are headed as COVID-19 continues to loom over the sports world. This certainly includes the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Does Miami deserve a pass for the recent positive tests coming out of the organization, or is the sudden and rapid spread within the team a product of their own abuse of the rules, after a reported night of clubbing.

Listen as Marty, Nick, Trey and staff writer Noah Wright talk about the importance of player safety and the ever changing landscape of Major League Baseball in 2020.

With the sixteen team playoff being introduced this season, the Pittsburgh  Pirates find themselves in a much better position to make a run. Where does the team morale sit, and how confident is this group in making an impact this season? Could we be getting just flashes of what’s to come from talented youngsters like Bryan Reynolds and Nick Burdi?

As the show rolls on the crew breaks down games two and three of the home opening series against Milwaukee, and give the scoop on which Pirates are the real Pirates of 2020.

As the team prepares to head to Chicago, a certain someone has the crew eager for Saturday. The Cubs come in at first place in the central, hot after a series with Cincinnati. Get all you need to know for this weekend and the details of Derek Shelton’s strategy heading into just series number three.

Batten down the hatches, clear the decks and don’t forget to wish Derek Shelton a happy fiftieth birthday while you’re at.

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