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July 15, 2019 44 min

Robot umpires may be coming to the MLB at some point. The Atlantic League has adopted the use of Robot umpires, and it was used in their All-Star game. Don Connolly of The Athletic in Baltimore was at that game and discusses what he saw. The Pirates got swept by the Cubs over the weekend. Michael Mckenry of AT&T Sports-Net joins the show to discuss the series and how important the next one is as well. Boxing lost a legend over the ... Read more

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July 15, 2019 45 min

The Pirates may not be on "The Edge of Glory" but they may be on the edge of the abyss for this season after getting swept by the Cubs. The NFL is talking about adopting an 18 game schedule, but there are some caveats to it, Stan shares his thoughts. Novak Djokovic won at Wimbledon yesterday in one of the best tennis matches ever against Roger Federer.

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July 12, 2019 45 min

What's the Hall of Fame potential among current Pittsburgh Steelers? Other NFL players? X's and O's guru Matt Williamson joins the show to discuss. Also, what's in store for the Pittsburgh Panthers as college football season approaches?

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July 12, 2019 45 min

Stan previews the second half of the Pirates season following the All Star break. What roster moves should the Buccos make, and what prospects are truly the future of this franchise? Stan speaks with Pirates reliever Clay Holmes.

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July 11, 2019 46 min

Stan & Guy start the hour discussing what the Pirates should do moving forward this year. They then discuss if baseball should seriously consider a robotic umpire for the future. They then wrap with this date in sports history & birthdays!

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July 11, 2019 42 min

Stan wonders if Archer can turn things around the second half of the season, or has something happened that makes it impossible. Mark Madden joins to discuss the Pens and Cullen retiring. Stan then wraps the hour talking about Jim Boutan and his importance to baseball.

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July 10, 2019 45 min

What will the Pirates do when BOTH Francisco Cervelli and Gregory Polanco are healthy? Someone has to go down to the minors. Stan breaks down a few options that the team can take. Kenny Roda of WHBC in Canton was at the All-Star game and the Home Run Derby. He joins the show to share his experience. More talk on what the Pirates could do with their lineup. This Date in Sports History & Birthdays

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July 10, 2019 43 min

As the saying goes "Spend it if you got it" although the Pirates just flat out do not do that. Rob Manfred thinks that this is okay around MLB but player rep Tony Clark says no. There has been a grievance filed against MLB because of that. Josh Yohe of The Athletic joins the show to discuss the recent news of Matt Cullen retiring from the NHL, and Mike Sullivan's contract extension. Stan talks about the All-Star Game

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July 9, 2019 44 min

Stan continues the conversation about what to do with Bell's future in Pittsburgh? Does the woman's soccer team deserve equal pay? Stan looks at both sides of the argument. Finally, AB gets a lucky break, this date in sports history, and birthdays!

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July 9, 2019 47 min

Josh Bell came up short in the Home Run Derby, but that doesn't stop the conversations about him. We talk to Guy about what it was like in Cleveland last night. We also bring up what the Pirates should do about Bell for the future.

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July 8, 2019 43 min

The U.S. National Women's Soccer Team won the World Cup on Sunday. Jerry Brewer of the Washington Post wrote a great article on the team. He joins the show to talk about the amazing run the U.S. has gone on in the last two World Cups. Who could the Pirates give up at the deadline if they were to make a move? Will the Pirates reset their rotation after the All-Star Break? Stan sure seems to think they should.

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July 8, 2019 46 min

"Only Yesterday" something happened for the Pirates involving Bryan Reynolds. That same something happened for the '71 Pirates as well. Stan shares what that is. Stephen J. Nesbitt of The Athletic wrote an awesome piece on Bryan Reynolds. He joins the show to discuss. Stan talks a little tennis as Wimbledon is going on right now. Some developing stories have emerged from the tourney.

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July 3, 2019 44 min

Josh Yohe of The Athletic joins the show to discuss the recent Penguins moves. He weighs in heavily on Alex Galchenyuk and what he brings to the table. Attendance is not only low in the MLB but its low in PNC Park as well. Stan shares his thoughts as to why that is happening in Pittsburgh. This Date in Sports History & Birthdays. Have a Safe and Fun 4th of July everybody!!

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July 3, 2019 46 min

Its Stan & Guy Day!! Guy Junker joins the show a day earlier this week because of the holiday tomorrow. Adam Fraizer has been almost unstoppable over the last 2 days. He had another 4 hits last night including a 3 run Homer, could he be turning the corner? The duo switches gears and talks some Penguins hockey. Guy weighs in on the recent moves the team has made. There is some controversy about Alex Morgan's celebration in the Semi-... Read more

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July 2, 2019 37 min

The US Women's National Soccer team plays England today in the Semi-Finals of the World Cup. Mike Decourcy of TSN joins the show to talk about the Women's National team and how they've been so good for so long. Hockey expert Darran Dreger of TSN joins the show to talk NHL free agency and the moves that the Penguins made this past week. This Date in Sports History & Birthdays

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July 2, 2019 44 min

Is there a "Bigger Man in Town" right now than Josh Bell? This guy is on absolute fire. And the Pirates offense followed suit putting up 18 runs on the hated Cubs last night. John Perrotto of DK Pittsburgh Sports joins the show to talk about that offensive outburst last night, and Josh Bell's incredible 1st half. Colin Moran has been a big surprise offensively, but he still needs to be coached up on the defensive side.

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July 1, 2019 43 min

"The Fort" Michael McKenry of AT&T Sports-Net joins the show to talk some Buccos' baseball. After a series loss against the Brewers, how do the Pirates respond? Bob Grove also joins the show to discuss The Pirates' rough week ahead and some Penguins hockey as well. Stan talks about the Newest Penguins' addition that happened during the show. This Date in Sports History & Birthdays

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July 1, 2019 46 min

Phil Kessel is officially "Gone Baby Gone." The Penguins have traded Kessel to the Coyotes and received Alex Galchenyuk in return. Stan breaks the deal down. Matt McConnell, play by play man for the Arizona Coyotes joins the show to talk about the trade and what Pens fans can expect from Galchenyuk. Josh Bell is the lone All-Star for the Pirates. Felipe Vasquez hasn't made it as of yet. Stan discusses.

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June 28, 2019 42 min

Josh Bell isn't the starting 1st baseman in the All-Star Game. But don't pull your hair out just yet, there is still a chance that he can start the game. Stan tells you how. Our football guru Matt Williamson joins the show to talk a little Steelers football. He weighs in on the backup QB situation and the recent Ryan Shazier news. A great tennis tournament is coming to Pittsburgh. Tennis pro Hank Hughes Joins the show to discuss wi... Read more

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June 28, 2019 44 min

The Pirates "Do It Again" as they rough up the Astros 10-0. The team hit 5 home runs, and the pitching from Joe Musgrove and Co. was fantastic. Could they really be turning the corner? Rob King of AT&T Sports-Net joins the show to discuss the Battlin' Buccos. He shares his thoughts on the tough stretch that lies ahead. What are the reasons why the Penguins should trade Phil Kessel? The Godfather weighs in.

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