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Pirates beat writer for Pittsburgh Trib. I'm not here to babysit. #WeAre #COYB rbiertempfel@tribweb.com

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Rob Biertempfel
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from this morning hes religious with it its kind of everything he does real organized jamos got a plan behind
From this morning: "He’s religious with it. It’s kind of everything he does: real organized. Jamo’s got a plan behind everything, so it doesn’t strike me as odd that he’s the same way with his coffee.”
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it s go time for my pirates chat
It's go time for my #Pirates chat.
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about 30 minutes until my chat shout out to for the curley center mug
About 30 minutes until my #Pirates chat: https://t.co/bb6Z7lBp6p

(Shout-out to @psuaffleck for the Curley Center mug #WeAre)
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i m brewing up a mug of gishubi burundi from as i prep for my get ready for opening day chat with subscribers
I'm brewing up a mug of Gishubi Burundi from @thecommonplace as I prep for my "get ready for opening day" #Pirates chat with subscribers at noon today: https://t.co/bb6Z7lBp6p
Speaking of java, if you want to get in the mood for our chat ...
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being around him for the last four years i see how hes systematic in his approach and in how he attacks the ga
“Being around him for the last four years, I see how he’s systematic in his approach and in how he attacks the game of baseball. So I’m not surprised that the way he enjoys coffee is the most systematic way to enjoy coffee, too.”

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nick cafardo john mehno and now marty noble its been a hard spring rip fellas
Nick Cafardo, John Mehno and now Marty Noble. It’s been a hard spring. RIP, fellas.
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a two hour 30 minute game on getaway day is very nice indeed so long spring training
A two-hour, 30-minute game on getaway day is very nice indeed. So long, spring training.
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hurdle said josh bell absolutely will be pirates cleanup hitter this season
Hurdle said Josh Bell “absolutely” will be #Pirates cleanup hitter this season.
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will have bullpen day on monday at astros rodriguez vazquez kela crick and burdi brandon maurer will start on
#Pirates will have bullpen day on Monday at Astros: Rodríguez, Vázquez, Kela, Crick and Burdi
⚾Brandon Maurer will start on Tuesday at Astros
⚾Joe Musgrove will stay in Bradenton and pitch six innings on Monday in a minor league game. Chris Archer will do the same on Tuesay.
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a naked blonde walks into a bar carrying a poodle under one arm and a 6 foot salami under the other bardtender
@PaulZeise "A naked blonde walks into a bar, carrying a poodle under one arm and a 6-foot salami under the other. Bardtender says, 'So, I don't suppose you'd be needing a drink?' The blonde says ... "

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just want to rt this awesome photo by hornerfoto1 of dude saving kid from facial surgery during sat pirates ga
Just want to RT this awesome photo by @Hornerfoto1 of dude saving kid from facial surgery during Sat #Pirates game
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andrew mccutchen on why he signed with phillies did you see what they offered me
Andrew McCutchen on why he signed with Phillies: “Did you see what they offered me?”
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source pirates have worked out deal for archer at least one ml player is in package going to tampa
Source: #pirates have worked out deal for Archer. At least one ML player is in package going to Tampa
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breaking 3b jung ho kang has been granted us work visa and plans to soon rejoin pirates details momentarily on
Breaking: 3B Jung Ho Kang has been granted US work visa and plans to soon rejoin #Pirates. Details momentarily, only in @TheAthleticPGH
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mccutchen is the only player i ve covered every step from high school kid excited just to be drafted to star p
McCutchen is the only player I've covered every step from high school kid, excited just to be drafted, to star player and Face o' Franchise. He stayed grounded the whole way. It could be a very long time before #Pirates fans see another like him.
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they ve increased profits by 60 million and they re saying they can t retain their stars it s clearly a matter
“They've increased profits by $60 million, and they're saying they can't retain their stars? It's clearly a matter of choice. They choose not to (retain players) because they want to make money.” >> https://t.co/bKVb92DW5Z
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if you gave up twitter on sundays during lent you might ve missed this gem of a photo by hornerfoto1
If you gave up Twitter on Sundays during Lent, you might've missed this gem of a photo by @Hornerfoto1 ...
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mccutchen on pirates reds ongiing feud i don t know what it is we re too busy winning
McCutchen on #Pirates-#Reds ongiing feud: "I don't know what it is. We're too busy winning."
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pirates aj burnett got a fine going away into retirement present
#pirates AJ Burnett got a fine going-away (into retirement) present
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today s crowd of 30186 is smallest ever for home homer at pnc park and their smallest on home opener overall s
Today's crowd of 30,186 is #Pirates smallest ever for home homer at PNC Park, and their smallest on home opener overall since 1982, when they drew 28,985 to Three Rivers Stadium
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