-- Some homecoming for Delwyn Young. His back is still achy, and it looks like they're gonna shut him down until they get home Friday. A cross-country flight should be just the thing to loosen it up, hey?
-- Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune Review has a piece about the victory celebrations taking place in baseball, and what the Pirates think about them. Needless to say, the guys that do the "Fun Bunch" bump after every win kinda like them.
-- The 2010 Pirate schedule has been released.
-- The Cubs are trying to resign LHP John Grabow. Maybe someone should make Pittsburgh's suits aware of that option when a contract expires.
-- The MLB is running a contest for fans to pick the greatest nine for their teams, and Jen Langosch of MLB.com has an article on how the Pittsburgh vote is shaping up so far. If you want in on the action, you cast your vote here, and there are some pretty solid blasts from the past to choose from.
-- Lynchburg took a 2-0 lead in their quest for the Carolina League championship with a 5-4 win over Salem tonight. They came from behind, scoring single runs in the eighth and ninth frames for the win.
LHP Rudy Owens started. He went six, and gave up two runs on four hits while striking out seven. RHP Noah Krol got slapped around some, but RHP Ron Uviedo came on to get the win.
2B Chase d'Arnaud had a double, walk, run scored, and two RBI. But the hero was CF Jose De Los Santos, who had a two-out, ninth-inning walk off homer to win the game.
-- If you're a rock and baseball fan, you might want to check out The Baseball Project, a band fronted by a couple of REM veterans that do baseball-themed songs. Their first album was "Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails," and they have material for a second on tape, including one tune called "Harvey Haddix."