Ray Oaks was born near Pittsburgh. His major teenage rebellion came when he chose to go Penn State, instead of Pitt as most of his family has done. His Pittsburgh pride fully restored after hearing Eagles fans insulting the Steelers for four years, he moved back to Pittsburgh in 2003.
Catch-22: Pirates Sign Prized Pitchers, But Get More Bad Press
Pedro Alvarez's walk-off homer last weekend was electrifying. The Pirates' future depends on their willingness to pay for more game-changing talents like him.
Pedro Alvarez's recent success has been sweet, but the Andy LaRoche era is over.