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Altoona Curve

Diamond in the rough: Curve could face a season without baseball

The Curve were supposed to open their season in four days, but that won’t be happening with the nationwide sports shutdown because of the coronavirus. Now, it appears the entire Curve season could be in jeopardy, based on comments Saturday by President Donald Trump. Speaking to ...

Trump more optimistic than some on restarts

The Associated Press President Donald Trump met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders Saturday to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.” “I want fans back ...

Schedule will stay the same

When and if the Curve start playing this season, the team’s schedule is expected to remain the same over the summer months. The Curve’s season opener, scheduled for April 9, already has been delayed because of the coronavirus. Many in the baseball industry believe the sport’s regular ...

Pirates’ Tucker expects long hiatus for MLB amid ‘scary’ situation

Cole Tucker is a regular guy, as much of a regular guy as a Major League Baseball player can be, really. As Curve fans saw during his time with the team in 2017 and ‘18, and as Pirates fans saw from the MLB rookie last year, Tucker is a good talker who enjoys chatting about anything and ...

Season for Bucs, Curve will be delayed

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Altoona Curve will see the start of their seasons delayed because of coronavirus concerns. Major League Baseball suspended operations Thursday, postponing spring training two weeks ahead of the start of the regular season. The league expects the start of the season ...

MLB will delay the start of its season two weeks

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Baltimore slugger Chris Davis was driving down Florida’s west coast on Interstate 75 from Sarasota to Fort Myers for an exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins when he got the call. No game tonight. No games for a while. “Pretty shocked,” Davis ...

Curve ready to show off 2020 promotional slate

From Mirror reports The Altoona Curve announced the full 2020 promotional calendar on Thursday for the team’s 22nd season. The franchise will treat the patrons of Peoples Natural Gas Field to 25 fireworks displays, 10 giveaways, including three bobbleheads, four specialty jerseys, five ...

Turgeon to manage Curve in 2020

The Curve’s new manager, Dave Turgeon, has a wealth of coaching and teaching experience with young prospects and will be making the jump to Double-A for the first time in his career. Turgeon, 54, has spent six seasons managing in the minors and many more in college baseball. He has never ...

Ryan to manage Cubs’ AA team

Former Curve manager Michael Ryan has found a new home as he will be manager of the Chicago Cubs’ Double-A affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. The Pirates have yet to announce the Curve coaching staff for this season but are expected to do so later this week or next week. Ryan led the Curve ...

Curve anthem tryouts are next month

The Altoona Curve will hold open auditions for National Anthem performers at Country Club Mall in Cumberland, Md. on Feb. 1 and Altoona’s Logan Valley Mall on Feb. 8. Both tryout sessions begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. followed by singing from 10 a.m. until noon. Individual singers ...

Pirates’ general manager switch will impact Curve in big ways

Firing GM Neal Huntingdon was the appropriate move for the Pirates, without question, but it may not have been the best thing for the Curve. That might not mean much to a lot of fans who only care about the success of the big league club. But if you’ve become spoiled by watching a great ...

Didn’t see it coming: Curve manager let go by Pirates’ front office

His voice sounding sad and stunned, Michael Ryan relayed the shocking news by phone Tuesday afternoon. “They’re not bringing me back,” Ryan, the most successful manager in Curve history, said shortly after he was fired by the Pirates. Why? He wasn’t really told when he got the phone ...

Giger: Firing of Ryan simply makes no sense at all

This makes no sense whatsoever and is a totally disgraceful move by the Pirates organization, which has so many people who are bad at their jobs, yet they decided to scapegoat the wrong guy. Curve manager Michael Ryan got fired Tuesday, and he was told the news by Bucs farm director Larry ...

Curve finish 69-71

HARRISBURG — There was no more fitting way for the Curve’s season to end than what occurred Monday afternoon to wrap up a dud of a holiday weekend. This was a wildly inconsistent Curve team all season. The club opened the year 5-0, tying the record for best start ever, then proceeded to ...

Pirates fire Curve manager Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan, the most successful manager in Curve history, has been fired today by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ryan just finished his third season with the Curve, compiling a 69-71 record this year with a team that had very few prospects. He won the Eastern League title in 2017 and reached the ...

Curve closing out 2019 season today

Final stop Today: Altoona at Harrisburg, noon Pitchers: Curve LHP Sean Brady (5-12, 4.32) vs. Senators RHP Kevin McGowan (1-3, 5.06) Record: 33-38 (second half); 69-70 (overall) From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — The Curve cannot finish with a winning record this season, but they’ve ...

Big inning defeats Curve

Next stop Today: Altoona at Harrisburg, 1 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Pedro Vasquez (8-4, 2.79) vs. Senators RHP Mario Sanchez (9-5, 3.04) Record: 33-37 (second half); 69-69 (overall) From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — Harrisburg scored 11 runs in the seventh inning, the most ever allowed ...

Tough first inning dooms Curve in loss

HARRISBURG — A rough first inning spoiled things for pitcher Beau Sulser and the Curve on Friday night. Sulser, the club’s co-pitcher of the year, allowed three runs on three hits and also committed a throwing error in the first. The Senators rode that early lead to a 4-1 win over Altoona ...