First Pitch: Day Thirty Four – This Week on Pirates Prospects

I was going to write something about my favorite show to stream and binge watch for today’s First Pitch off-topic.

That show is The Office, and I’ve got an interesting take after watching each episode roughly 137 times in my life.

However, I’ll save that for next week. This week is the debut of the new Pirates Prospects. Every Tuesday, we will release all of our weekly featured articles in an article drop, allowing you to read those articles at your convenience.

The first article drop has hit, with seven features this week from myself, Wilbur Miller, John Dreker, Cody Potanko, and Anthony Murphy. The links to all of the features are below, or you can head over to Pirates Prospects.

Let me know what you think of the new “article drop” format in the comments when you’re done binge-reading! I’ll probably be watching The Office.

Daily Links

**The Pirates Are Implementing an Individualized and Collaborative Player Development System

**Three Examples of Individual Player Development and How They Changed in the Pirates System

**The Players Are Driving the Bus, But the Pirates Development Coaches Are the GPS

**Looking Ahead at the Pirates’ 2022 System: Bradenton Marauders

**The Forgotten Prospect: Cody Bolton Set For A 2022 Revenge Tour

**Electric Jared Jones Ahead Of The Curve In Debut Season

**Randy Romero Shows Better Results Through Consistent Play and a More Focused Approach

**Winter Leagues: Roberto Perez Debuts; Playoff Action for the Pirates in Winter Ball

**Why January Will be Crucial for CBA Negotiations

**22 Things to Watch As We Hope For Improvement From the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2022

**This Date in Pittsburgh Pirates History: January 4th, Pirates Sign Lance Parrish and Lonnie Smith

**Card of the Day: 1993 Fleer Ultra Lonnie Smith

PBN Updates

First Pitch: Day Twenty Eight – Pirates Prospects

Song of the Day

“Alright so check it out, right
I’ve tried every approach to living
I’ve tried, tried it all
I haven’t tried everything, but I’ve tried every approach

Sometimes, you don’t have to try everything
To get the approach the same, but

I’ve tried it all
I bought a bunch of stuff I went ehh I don’t like that
I kinda came in and out of that a couple times

I thought I would shut myself off
I thought maybe that’s cool
Maybe that’s what you have to do to be a genius
Is you have to be mad, so

If you get mad before the word genius
Then maybe you can make genius appear, right?
That doesn’t work either
And I’m-

I’m in a good place, I paced myself pretty well
I’m thirty, I’ve seen some cool stuff
Made a lot of stuff happen for myself
I made a lot of stuff happen for myself, right

That’s a really cool sentence when you’re in your twenties
“I made it happen for myself, right”
But all that means is that I just somehow or another
Found a way to synthesize or synthesize soothing

You can’t get that
And what I’m saying is that
I’ve messed with all the approaches except for one
And it’s gonna sound really corny

But that’s just love
That’s just looove
I’ve done everything in my life that I wanna do
Except just give and feel love for my living

And I don’t mean like uhhhh
Roman candle-firework-Hollywood-hot-pink-love
I mean like… I got your back love
I don’t need to hear “I love you”

You guys love me
I love you
We got that down

But some of the people who will tell you that they love you
Are the same people who were the last
To just have your back

So I’m gonna experience with this love thing
Giving love, feeling love
I know it sounds really corny
But it’s the last thing I got to check out before I check out

Take me to the solo one more time
Make it loud thank you” – John Mayer

This Week on First Pitch

MONDAY: The Road Ahead

TUESDAY: This Week on Pirates Prospects

WEDNESDAY: Site Updates

THURSDAY: Marvel/Comics – This week I’ll be writing about Hawkeye

FRIDAY: Baseball Memories – Because that’s all we have right now.

SATURDAY: Music – I’ll take a deeper look at Julien Baker’s “Little Oblivions” album, plus my album and songs of the week.

SUNDAY: Pursuit

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