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You’re crazy, brother?: Steelers fans split over Mason Rudolph’s boos, Pirates fans nervous over Dennis Eckersley comments

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Some people are angry that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph was booed on Saturday night. Others seemed to think it came down too easily.

Some people are angry at what Red Sox announcer Dennis Eckersley said about pirates. Others seem to think they could have poured it on more.

Some people want to sell Bob Notting Pirates. Now he buys other companies in Pittsburgh.

Some believe that discourse and dialogue in America are dead. The others read “U mad, bro?”

Thank you for being a good American.


Stan responded to me after I sent a sarcastic tweet about pirate owner Bob Notting buying Whiskey Weigel and Red Bear Cider.

yes. I. Anytime I write a negative column about the Steelers.

By the way, is there a greater irony in Pittsburgh than Bob Notting’s purchase of a company called “Threadbare”? Did he see his team roster recently?

I know Dennis Eckersley has.


Speaking of Eck’s “patch of nowhere” comments about pirates with Dave O’Brien on Tuesday’s NESN broadcast from PNC Park, Bethann doesn’t like the fact that I supported everything they said.

“Seriously, do you agree with these guys? They were rude, hateful and disrespectful. It’s not the players’ fault. They do their best at the cheap cost of Nutting. So why do the announcers get the Red Sox credit for humiliating players? Why don’t they blame Nutting by name? Why don’t we blame City Pittsburgh for letting old man and son go on while taxpayers pay for the field? Why don’t we blame MLB who knows Nutting lines in their pockets? Because they are chickens to blame anyone but innocent players. Who cares if Eck is a Hall of Fame, he gives no excuse. To be hateful. And the pirates weren’t blown away. 5-3 is respectable by the way. And did these two forget that their team is a bunch of cheaters who got away with MLB favors Sox and big money teams? Ugh! I can’t believe you bought that crap. Embarrassing! “

When did he “blame” the players themselves? Eckersley was blaming these players being grouped by Nutting and managing it. They mentioned Ben Cherington by name. this is not enough?

I mean, they were obviously talking about management and ownership. Who else will they point out? Eckersley’s screed wasn’t attacking the players themselves. He’s been attacking those who throw them a major league diamond without praying to win and capitalizing on that decision.

And as much as I say “shame on me”, I haven’t been “ashamed” by someone since my mother scolded me when I was in high school. That was 1992.

As you know, last year, this franchise actually won the division title.


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Dara agrees with Neil Walker’s latest criticism From Oneil Cruz’s approach to painting.

“Any coach can clearly see Cruz’s head not down and see the ball all the way on the bat. A better-than-average batting coach should be able to correct this, but with the team hitting in .250 seconds, the batting coach obviously doesn’t see the problems “.

That may be true. The hitting coach may not see the problems. But you may not see the stats.

“Multiplication in .250 seconds”? they wish! Try 220.


Amy emailed me, I agree with my position Mason Rudolph shouldn’t have been booed by Steelers fans when he took the field on Saturday to beat the Seattle Seahawks.

“Thanks so much for bringing this up there. I fell back into my seat when the people behind me in the game started booing Mason when he came onto the field. He just didn’t deserve the crowd response he was getting. I felt so good when he put the ball in Pickens’ hands. I’m old-fashioned, but in my book, don’t make fun of the people who stand by you. Keep this for opponents.”

If a player doesn’t put in a full effort or does/say something stupid in public that brings negativity to the team or city, booing may be appropriate in those circumstances there.

The boos from a bad theatrical result don’t even bother me.

But when that play is… well, let me see here… the booing of a quarterback who was stripped from the back for an offensive tackle, it’s a bit exaggerated. And that’s what Rudolph holds on Saturday.

Plus, I mean, come on. It’s a pre-season game. And the guy handled the QB triceps set as professionally as anyone. That’s what I thought when I saw him go into battle against the Seahawks.

He is not someone who should take responsibility for training and management decisions.

Unfortunately, Amy, it seems that part of the fan base disagrees with us.


This man sees Rudolph’s position in a different way.

Rudolph did not “blame Ben at every opportunity he got”. This is theatrical. Nor did he “bring this on himself”. He’s not the one who drafted Kenny Beckett or signed Mitch Trubesky.

The only thing true about this tweet is that Rudolph’s play is described as mediocre. Regardless, it’s all “a jumble of nothingness”.


Since we’re back at Eck again, let’s hit another tweet.

Do you have one in black?

Tim Benz is a Tribune Review writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets can be reposted. All emails are subject to posting unless otherwise stated.

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