Steigerwald: How Baseball Made the Long Ball Boring

I voiced over a lot of baseball highlights in my day.

Early in my TV career I decided that the best highlights for my sportscasts were defensive plays. My competitors were still showing singles and doubles in their coverage of the night’s Major League games when I decided that singles, doubles and even home runs looked alike but great catches and throws were a lot more entertaining.

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Will Andrew McCutchen be the Next Pittsburgh Icon to Go?

Is Andrew McCutchen next?

Local sports fans just gave Marc-Andre Fleury a long good-bye when he and about half a million of them exchanged waves during the Stanley Cup parade.

His good-bye piece in the Player’s Tribune put a nice finishing touch on it and showed why he was so popular. It’s hard to remember any star in any Pittsburgh sport getting a better send-off or having been more deserving.

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