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LIVE at PiratesFest: There's Baseball in the Cold, Cold Air

Ladies and gentlemen, Steve Kubitz is BACK!!! For the first time in far too long, your favorite host makes his return to the Pirates Breakdown Radio airwaves. He, Jarrod Prugar and Nate Werner are on-site at PiratesFest inside PNC Park. The trio discusses the mood of Pirates fans, the huge blockbuster Giancarlo Stanton trade, and how freaking cold it was outside!

Duration: 00:16:50

Countdown 9- Ohtani, my Ohtani

Jarrod and Alex pitch Pittsburgh to shohei ohtani. They discuss why Ohtani is the difference maker the pirates need. The dynamic duo also do their best at describing why Iron City is a national treasure.

Duration: 00:21:58

Countdown 8 - Reunited - would it really feel so good?

Jarrod and Alex talk about the free agent prospects they’d like to see put in the Pirates stocking this holiday season. They bring up what it’d be like to bring some old faces and friends back to the Burgh to help get the team back to the playoffs.

Duration: 00:37:31

Talking Mitch Keller with noted prospect watcher Bernie Pleskoff

Pirates Breakdown's Alex Stumpf sat down with noted prospect watcher Bernie Pleskoff of Fan Rag Sports. Pleskoff recently took a hard look at Mitch Keller's performance in the Arizona Fall League to date, and shares his insights.

Duration: 00:06:25

INTERVIEW - Pirates pitching prospect Taylor Hearn

Pirates Breakdown Radio brings you an interview with the Pittsburgh Pirates' Top 11 prospect, P Taylor Hearn. Alex Stumpf digs in with Taylor on what he considers to be his favorite pitch, which is actually one he was not allowed to throw at one point. Hearn also details how a growth spurt made him pitch differently, and divulges his areas of focus for the offseason

Duration: 00:11:28

Countdown 7 - Season Wrap-Up Follies

Jarrod and Alex are back with their look back at the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates season. They talk surprises, disappointments, bigger disappointments and more. Alex also goes off the reservation with some of his playoff predictions.

Duration: 00:55:12

Cannonballs Episode 18: A Rivalry Renewed

Cannonballs is back and this time we are rekindling the show's ultimate rivalry as our three-time defending champion, Alex Stumpf takes on his rival, Jarrod Prugar. The two butt heads on Gerrit Cole, Tyler Glasnow and the upcoming direction of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Things get heated as the Pirates Countdown cohosts remind everyone why they work as opponents.

Duration: 00:51:11

RAW AUDIO: Altoona Curve reaction after winning Eastern League Championship

RAW AUDIO from locker room after the Altoona Curve won the Eastern League championship LINEUP: Manager Michael Ryan SP Mitch Keller INF Kevin Kramer INF Cole Tucker RP Johnny Hellweg

Duration: 00:21:49

Countdown 6 - A Luplow and Moroff Love-Fest

In the latest installment of Pirates Countdown, Jarrod Prugar and Alex Stumpf go a few rounds on Max Moroff, Jordan Luplow, other prospects that can help & much more. A lively time awaits you with this episode.

Duration: 00:43:10

Cannonballs 17 - Arcade Games and GM Speak

Your favorite show is back for another week of hot Pirates debate. This week it's two-time defending champion, Alex Stumpf taking on the head honcho, Jason Rollison. The two masters of debate tackle such topics as their opinion on Neal Huntington, the current status of Ivan Nova, and what the success of the Altoona Curve and Indy Indians means for the Pirates.

Duration: 00:34:43

Cannonballs Episode 16: Movie References and Baseball Debate

It's episode 16 of Cannonballs and it doesn't get any easier for first-time champion Alex Stumpf as this week he takes on the legend that is Josh Taylor. The two titans tackle such topics as Trevor Williams future rotation spot, Jameson Taillon's struggles and which prospect they are most looking forward to seeing in September. They also manage to discuss the quality of the Rocky films and whether Blazing Saddles could be made today. It's a full show, folks!!!

Duration: 00:45:38

Pirates Countdown Episode 5: Little League Memories

In today's episode of Pirates Countdown, Jarrod Prugar and Alex Stumpf discuss childhood memories from their many years both watching and playing baseball. The two also talk about the current state of the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates.

Duration: 00:23:48

Cannonballs Episode 15: Juiced Balls and Arm Angles

Ladies and gentlemen, we are back! After a brief hiatus, your favorite show has returned to you! On this episode of Cannonballs, Alex Stumpf tries to break his legendary losing streak as he takes on first timer, Nate Werner. The two debate Ivan Nova's struggles, Gerrit Cole's mechanics and which catcher would best serve to play for the Pirates right now. Enjoy, folks because damn it feels good to be back!!

Duration: 00:32:59

Pirates Countdown 5: Pirates Cloth Talk - Top 5 Pirates Unis & more

In this episode of Pirates Countdown, Jarrod and Alex discuss the best and worst jersey combinations in pirates history. The duo count it down from three for each category and even shed some light onto the new little league jerseys the pirates will be wearing later this month

Duration: 00:47:08

Pirates Countdown Episode 4: Precious and Not So Precious Memories

It's episode four of Pirates Countdown! Hosts Alex Stumpf and Jarrod Prugar discuss their top 3 best and worst trade deadline deals for the Pirates during the Neal Huntington era. Strap in and ride the train down memory lane.

Duration: 00:40:32

Rapid Reaction: The 2017 Trade Deadline

The 2017 MLB Trade Deadline has come and gone. Steve Kubitz, Alex Stumpf, and Matt Shetler give you their thoughts on the moves the Pirates made and one big one they didn't make. It's a rapid reaction, so the takes are hot and fresh!

Duration: 00:30:50

Pirates Countdown Episode 3: Blockbuster Potential

Alex Stumpf and Jarrod Prugar return for episode 3 of Pirates Countdown. They discuss what moves the Pirates could make to improve the ballclub for the stretch run. And what the Pirates may have to give up to make those moves.

Duration: 00:47:39

Cannonballs Episode 14: Home Improvement Edition

On this episode of Cannonballs, our defending champion Jarrod Prugar goes up against the legendary, Josh Taylor! The two debate whether the Pirates should be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline and who needs to step up so the Pirates can continue their good stretch of play. They also discuss Steve Kubitz's home improvements.

Duration: 00:21:06

Pirates Countdown Episode 2: Second Half Prospects

Ladies and gentlemen, it's another week, another episode of Pirates Countdown! This week Jarrod Prugar and Alex Stumpf discuss the top 5 Pirates Prospects that could make an impact during the second half of the 2017 regular season.

Duration: 01:02:21

Pirates Countdown Episode 1: The Spinoff Spectacular

Ladies and gentlemen, it's Pirates Breakdown Radio's first spinoff!! Jarrod Prugar and Alex Stumpf take their legendary Cannonballs arguments to their very own show. It's the debut episode of Pirates Countdown! You wanted more of Jarrod and Alex, you've got it!!!

Duration: 00:49:22

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