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State College Leaves Pirates For Cardinals

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I know this was reported extensively yesterday, but I hadn't seen this tweet from Rob Biertempfel. If true it reflects poorly on the organization. It may have been the Pirates' choice ultimately not to extend, but this is just plain bad PR. Cory Giger adds more to what is becoming a strange story. He quotes GM Neal Huntington as saying "relationship endings are not always pretty" and adds that this one appears to fall into that category. UPDATE by Charlie: Biertempfel writes that the Pirates "issued rules and requests" involving things like pitch counts and innings limits, and "accepted very little feedback." As some in the comments have pointed out, State College personnel don't have any business involving themselves with these things -- the manager and coaches work for the Pirates, and the State College staff doesn't. Unless there's more to this story, I don't see any evidence the Pirates did anything wrong here. They apparently didn't answer a lot of emails from State College, but since State College was apparently sticking its nose where it didn't belong, I'm not sure that's a bad thing. UPDATE by Charlie: The Pirates have officially signed on for two years in Jamestown, so it appears Morgantown will have to wait until 2015 at the earliest. (EDIT: The Pirates' deal with Jamestown wouldn't prevent them from moving the team to Morgantown before the contract expires. My mistake.)

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