A tipster wrote to us to blow up Jung Ho Kang’s Tinder game while he’s in town playing the Phillies — she (or he) said: “I know publicizing someone’s online game is bad form,” so I guess she’s not an avid a reader — and we have to say: not bad. Cocky enough to post a stock photo of yourself on the field, but not cocky enough to pay for that photo and remove the watermark. We feel ya, Jung Ho. I wouldn’t buy that picture either.
It looks like even if Ruben Amaro is still evaluating and hesitant to selling, that won’t stop the rumors and “inside sources”: According to MLB Daily Dish, quoting a source with “knowledge of the situation,” A.J. Burnett will likely be a Pirate once again before July 31st.
Burnett is 5-7 with a 3.89 ERA in seventeen starts for the Phillies this year, but that ERA would be the second-best among the Pirates’ regular rotation. Plus, maybe they just miss him, he seems likable. The Daily Dish continued, saying “though Burnett can block trades to 21 major league teams, major league sources indicate that the Pirates are one of the nine teams on his ‘acceptable assignment’ list,” so maybe he misses them too.
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Dateline Pittsburgh (CB) — You fucking Yinzers you.
When the mustache-rocking urban planners of Pittsburgh decided to put PNC Park at the foot of one of the city’s 3.6 million bridges, they probably never took into account that, one day, the Pirates might play a game that actually meant something and that, win or lose, the bridge would serve as a tempting predominantly steel structure with which to celebrate or kill one’s self.
The Pirates won last night, so it was the former in that scenario.
Behold, a Yinzer jumping off Clemente Bridge following the Pirates win over the Reds:
But hey, good news– it’s not like that river is polluted or anything:
High levels of an ultra-salty compound that could be linked to oil and gas drilling persist in the Allegheny River’s Pittsburgh-area watershed, while the levels declined in the nearby Monongahela River, recent research shows.
Officials at public water utilities in both watersheds grew concerned in 2009 and 2010 when bromide levels soared during a surge of Marcellus Shale gas drilling. Although not considered a pollutant by themselves, the bromides combine with chlorine used in water treatment to produce compounds that can threaten public health.
A recent Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority report found that high levels of bromides persisted this year in the Allegheny just downstream from industrial brine treatment plants. The plants accept wastewater from oil and gas drilling and other industrial activities.
That guy just sprouted fifth and sixth limbs, making him the third most peculiar male in his lineage.