Posts by Tim Williams

First Pitch: Day Fifty Four – Lockout

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If you’re looking for a great read on the current status of the MLB lockout, Evan Drellich has an article at The Athletic discussing how MLB owners are testing the players. Drellich writes that the owners are going to wait until the last minute, testing the players and putting them…

First Pitch: Day Fifty Three – Afterlife

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The worst damage a human can suffer is the damage inflicted by another human. This doesn’t have to be physical damage. It can be emotional damage as well. The things we say to people can ring in their minds for an entire lifetime. The things we say about people to…

First Pitch: Day Fifty Two – John Mayer

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I watched a documentary about John Mayer’s career this week. It’s on YouTube and was a really good look at his career if you’d like a deeper appreciation of his music and journey. In baseball, players typically watch video and study the approach/career of other players. Typically, they will pick…

First Pitch: Day Fifty One – No Hitters

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Every Friday, First Pitch is focused on discussion of baseball memories. This week, I have a simple question: Have you ever witnessed a no hitter in person? If so, share who it was in the comments. My first no hitter came on April 29, 2012 as a combined effort between…

First Pitch: Day Fifty – The MCU Multiverse Explained

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SPOILER WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Loki, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Avengers: Endgame. Honestly, if you haven’t seen Endgame by now, then you wouldn’t be reading this article anyway. Even more honestly, if you’ve seen all three movies, you might just only be interested in today’s Pirates links.…

First Pitch: Day Forty Nine – The Long-Term Future

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I’ve been very happy with the new approach for Pirates Prospects over the last three weeks. If you missed the previous announcements, Pirates Prospects has switched to a weekly digital magazine format. Each week we will release all of our features on Tuesday, giving you the option to either binge-read…

First Pitch: Day Forty Eight – This Week on Pirates Prospects

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This week on Pirates Prospects we’ve got a great article drop for those of you who follow the Altoona Curve closely. I wrote a column about the 2021 Altoona team representing the first wave of prospects under Ben Cherington’s rebuild. Wilbur Miller looked at the potential 2022 group. In a…

First Pitch: Day Forty Seven – MLK

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“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” “Darkness cannot drive out…

First Pitch: Day Forty Six – Happiness

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For most of my life, I’ve never really felt happiness. That’s not to say I’ve never been happy. I’ve had moments, days, weeks, months, and years where I’ve consistently felt happy. A feeling can be fleeting, and to me, the feeling of being happy always seemed like a rapidly fleeting…

First Pitch: Day Forty Five – Japanese Breakfast

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I was reading through the Grammy nominations from last year’s music, and was happy to see Japanese Breakfast represented. What I didn’t understand was the category. Japanese Breakfast, aka Michelle Zauner’s band, was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album for her 2021 release “Jubilee.” This album…