Following up on the new ownership post the other day, I hear it is Don Beaver and the Brenner’s who are leaving the Pirates this year. I believe McClatchy has already bought some of Beaver’s stock – along with his vote on the Board to give him back his original two votes – and I guess he’ll be buying the rest of the Beaver/Brenner shares as winter moves along.
Or so I am being told.
That leaves the two Nuttings and McClatchy in total control and I suppose the other Nutting son will be added as a limited partner, and to the Board, so the three Nuttings can continue to take out high salaries to pay the mortgage note for Seven Springs.
More as I hear it.
Jason Bay was selected to the West Coast Conference/Rawlings 40th Anniversary Baseball Team today.
The ceremonial team consists of 40 of the top players that have graced West Coast Conference baseball diamonds over the past four decades. Only individuals from the league’s current membership were eligible for selection, with primary focus placed on each player’s collegiate accomplishments. The WCC/Rawlings 40th Anniversary Baseball Team was selected by a 30-member voting panel comprised of WCC administrators, league institutions, national collegiate baseball writers, and local media members.
Congrats to Jason!
The City of Bradenton was officially handed the $15m grant by the Florida Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development today.
Arb eligible list released by MLB today includes the following Pirates: Jose Castillo, 2b; Shawn Chacon, rhp; Humberto Cota, c; Jody Gerut, of; Mike Gonzalez, lhp; John Grabow, lhp; Xavier Nady, of; Freddy Sanchez, 3b.
Theater Review: "The Chief II": Tom Atkins stars in one-man show as G. Ogden Nutting — hilarious stuff as always from Pittsburgh’s own Carbolic Smoke Ball.