Jason Mackey

Jason Mackey


Pirates beat writer for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, plus 93.7 The Fan and KDKA-TV. Abby, Rider, Teddy, Jerry. Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.

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Lonnie White Jr.: "It was definitely very difficult, but I think the reason why I decided to take this route is that it’s always been in my heart since I was a little kid."

I got to see my kids today for the first time in 8 days. And what a glorious 15 minutes those were.

It’s been a solid 3 hours and the Pirates have neither traded nor signed anyone. About to head over to Federal St. and make sure everyone is okay.

Something to remember whenever you see people freaking out over the Frazier trade: Go back and read some of the reaction 24-48 hours after the Archer deal. Serious. Have to give this time.

Sounds like talks are very much active on the Richard Rodriguez front. Blue Jays and Phillies are two teams I’m hearing.

Baseball trade deadline: On the phone with a source last night at 11:30 p.m. Had a 5:20 a.m. flight out of San Francisco. Wrote four stories, plus a fifth that was filed the night before. “Hope you got some rest. You’re gonna be busy.”

Dude, Rodolfo Castro has homered again. He has five MLB hits. THEY'RE ALL HOME RUNS.

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Tonight marked the ninth night of MLB games during the 2021 regular season. We've seen eight incredible pitching performance from former Pirates:

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Joe Musgrove with an interesting quote on the Astros' sign-stealing mess: "If MLB did an investigation as thorough as they did on the Astros with every team in baseball, they’re going to find a lot more than they want to find."

Source: Jameson Taillon has been traded to the Yankees for a package of four prospects. Story to follow.

Bryan Reynolds making no bones about his future: "I want to be here. I want to be a Pirate. I like Pittsburgh."

Sources: Prohibited from playing in Canada, the Toronto Blue Jays are looking at PNC Park as a potential site for some home games in 2020.

It’s 3.5 hours away. Buffalo is rocking with fans. Steelers can’t have any. I don’t care what side of COVID stuff you’re on. That doesn’t make any damn sense.

The Pirates’ season so far summed up in three seconds:

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