The Altoona Mirror Columnsen-usSun, 24 Jul 2016 10:22:45 EDTSun, 24 Jul 2016 10:22:45 EDT sports shines with kids reactions - It was a one in a million shot that paid huge dividends. Root Sports' compulsion to show crowd shots during Pirates broadcasts finally resulted in something worthwhile.Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTHurdle's 'heavy lifting' away from field from a recent trip to Pittsburgh's PNC Park PITTSBURGH - Clint Hurdle is quick to admit that his biggest challenges as the Pittsburgh Pirates manager often don't lie between the white lines.Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTBarbour's concerns justified, but might fall on deaf ears a perfect sports world of friendly, always respectful competitors, as well as patient, realistic fans, Sandy Barbour would not have had to make the comments she did about some of the issues facing the Penn State football program.Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTGetting Bell work in OF a good move - Some more thoughts on the Pirates: n Josh Bell is going to play some outfield? Good. That could be a quicker ticket to the major leagues for him. It makes sense to get him some work there so his versatility increases.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTMS cyclists providing inspiration throughout the region over the last few weeks, I couldn't help but notice the larger-than-usual number of cyclists pedaling along the Central Pennsylvania roadways.Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT