The author clearly points out that Kendall stands as the most productive Pirates catcher in the history of the franchise.
In fact, his durability over his 14+ year career stands among the top in terms of all-time catchers.
These are facts, as opposed to narrow-minded thinking and verbage of many that think they understand true facets of the game.
Enjoy the BBQ Howie, because that's what really seems to matter when assessing positional value to a team, right?
where is darlene harris in this video? i hear a voice of a woman "sounding" like her. at what time in the video can her face be seen?
Kendall and Doumit = jagoffs
Sanguillen = the best
Great article! Many forget the contributions that Kendall made to this franchise during the 20 years of futility.
Watching Kendall's throwback style of play - especially in the modern era - was truly a pleasure.
Darlene Harris has no concrete plans for anything. She's a sign of Old Pittsburgh - the old timers who complain about anything and everything that hasn't been here for 100 years. Complaining about bike lanes and saying you won't be Peduto isn't a platform.
(She also has a face that looks like a cat's puckered asshole, but that's neither here nor there.)
Funny how BikePGH has essentially become a PAC for Peduto.
To be fair, most motorists I have encountered are self-important douchebags with no common sense. Yes, you have a right to the same road. Tell me what being right is going to mean to you when some idiot hits you and you're laying there dying.
Also, honking at Amish buggies, pedestrians, other cars, cyclists...its *always* rude. Pittsburgh has a HUGE issue with people honking their horns. Don't be part of the problem, be part of the solution.
Bikes do kill pedestrians. It happens. Just not nearly at the same rate as motorists kill cyclists/pedestrians. Most pedestrian deaths attributed to cyclists are because cyclists are riding on the sidewalks.
Sidewalks are the most dangerous place for a cyclist to be. For pedestrians, motorists and cyclists alike.
This woman is a nightmare.
Between ranting about homeless camps and creating an unsafe environment for cyclists she's proven to be nothing more than an entitled geriatric who is unsurprisingly opposed to societal progression and only strives to maintain her personal comfort.
She's yet to provide a single viable solution in regards to improving the city of Pittsburgh.
I drive through Amish country every day. When I come upon an Amish buggy or one riding a bike I give a quick honk on my horn. This is not to be an asshole; this is to be certain they know a truck is approaching so it doesn't surprise them or spook the horse. It's called 'being safe'
To be fair, most bicyclists I have encountered are self-important douchebags with no common sense. Yes, you have a right to the same road. Tell me what being right is going to mean to you when some idiot hits you and you're laying there dying.
Darlene Harris behaved here like an impatient hothead: honking at a cyclist who was preventing her from driving at twice the speed limit, then telling him to get in the [nonexistent] bike lane. Why would we elect someone this ignorant and self-centered to be mayor?
About the idea of licensing bicycles: It makes sense to require registration, insurance, and licensing for CARS, since they can kill others. But bicycles don't kill others, so licensing them is unnecessary. Also, bicycling is good for health, environment, and frugality, while driving a car often is not. Some people bike to work occasionally to address obesity and diabetes. As a society, we should promote cycling over driving. We shouldnt be penalizing cyclists. Registration, insurance, and licensing of bicycles would be unwise because it would discourage cycling.
Here's an article Why Bicycle Licensing Almost Never Works, in synopsis:
Toronto tried mandatory bicycle licensing and abandoned it, concluding that it teaches kids to break the law.
Ottawa estimated it would cost $100,000 a year but bring in only $40,000/yr in revenue.
Long Beach tried bicycle licensing but they lost money on it.
Seattle found the maintenance and record-keeping to be a problem.
Medford tried it and found it unenforceable.
San Jose has bike licensing laws, but its fallen into disuse: only 9 licenses were issued one year.
San Diego has earned no revenue from bicycle licensing for the last three years.
Houston has a law, but only 100 bicycles are registered, total.
Los Angeles loses money on their bike licensing, and the law is not enforced.
Honolulu has a bike license law, and it makes money, but that may be because Oahu is an island.
since there r no conservatives running, i'd rather see darlene harris as the next mayor. peduto's only "accomplishment" is removing all 2-lane streets downtown pgh & on NS bridges to make way 4 bike lanes which has GUMMED UP local traffic (irony is that the bikes lanes r usually empty !!). i used to live in philadelphia for a few yrs - that's conducive to being a "bike city" b/c of the FLAT terrain & b/c of the milder winters (both due to fact that it's closer to a shore). does peduto realize that pgh will never be a "bike city" because of the HILLS & the NOTORIOUS rainy weather during non-winter seasons & harsh snow during winter? he's delusional to the realities of pgh's weather/terrain. thx a lot bill 4 ruining dwntn traffic!
I have no issue with cyclists who respect the traffic laws and ride safely. I will always slow down, and only pass them when i can safely do so with the 4' buffer. We all need to chill and share the roads, they belong to all of us.
That said, if you are among the minority of cyclists who feel that traffic lanes, stop signs, red lights, and other laws and/or traffic control devices do not apply to you, well, i have a problem with that. If you run red lights and stop signs(because you can), and otherwise ignore the laws that motor vehicles must adhere to, then you will hear horns and cursing and have confrontations with drivers.
What many of you seem to be missing is that Darlene Harris started the escalation. Her honking her horn was the equivalent of "What is your damned problem." The cyclist reponded in kind and it further escalated. The onus of the altercation is on the initial aggressor...Darlene Harris.
Leslie Marie Fenner - If you hit a cyclist, its because of your stupidity, not the cyclists. Watch the road. Watch for others. Share the road. This isn't rocket science. You have to register and insure a car because its worth tens of thousands of dollars. You can't bya motor vehicle at Toys R Us. Its ignorant motorists such as yourself that are ruining it for everyone else...cyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike.
If you don't want to obey the laws, leave. You're not wanted here.
Don Harden - So all I have to do to avoid paying sales and income taxes is own a bike? Its that easy? Do I get the taxes back that I pay for gas in my motor vehicle as well?
How many of those cars clogging up the highways actually live in Pittsburgh? Yet, the majority of the complaints about bicycle lanes come from them.(commuters). I moved to the North side 30 years ago, so I could use my bicycle as a major form of transportation. I own a car and a house and I work in Pittsburgh, so I pay my share of taxes. I never understood why folks in the 'Burgh are so resistant to change. Steel mills closed along time ago, and people still think the mills and coal mining are coming back. PROGRESSION PEOPLE!
I'm totally against bikes on main roads unless you have a bike lisence, insurance and inspection. Yes I to paid taxes on my car like your bike. I also am required to have my car inspected, use headlights and turn signals, have insurance. But if I hit you because of your stupidity I am at fault. It's not ok for you to weave in and out of traffic, go thru red lights, jump from street to sidewalk and back. It's not ok for you to hold on to my car when stopped, I see more accidents about to happen because of bikes. Now if you follow the rules, I am nice to you, you break the rules don't think I will have a kind word for your sorry ass. I have seen more bikers almost hit pedestrians in cross walks around Oakland, if those people didn't step back they would be hit. We need more cops writing tickets to bike violators and put them in their place. I will share the road only if you have to follow the rules too. Helmets, lights, turn signals, insurance, inspections, lisences, maybe then they wouldn't act like they are the only one on the road or have the attitude I can do whatever I want on the street, if I get hit the car is at fault.
I have met and seen some very nice bikers who are following the rules and in return they have my respect. The rest of you aggrogant SOBs walk it's better and safer for you or take a bus.
I've ridden bikes as my main transportation for over 60 years. It's less than a minor incident. It would have meant nothing to me if the driver did not do something aggressive and dangerous.
I will say that getting honked at was far more rare before there were bike lanes. The idea that drivers will understand that a cyclist doesn't have to ride in the bike lanes is one of the dumbest rationalizations ever, and bike lane advocates make this rationalization all the time.
And, yes, Stu was definitely looking for a confrontation, but he was in the right. He was going downhill and keeping up a reasonable speed. Expecting him to pull over at that speed so a motorist could pass would have been a ridiculous idea, except for the bike lane saying that's the right thing to do.
I commute on my bike most days and being honked at seems like the definition of a minor incident. If you can't handle regular traffic noises, you shouldn't be biking on public roads. By pulling up and confronting the driver at the light and then asking her to pull over, he definitely appears to be escalating things. Probably trying to pick a fight so that he can get a viral video.
My grandmother was an executive chef at the cheese cellar for years. I was a young child/into a young teen when she worked there and I miss it dearly. Think about it often and wish it was still around.
Being honked at from behind by a moving vehicle about to pass you is NOT a "minor" incident. But thanks for making clear you have never ridden a bike on any city street, ever.
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