10:33 AM EDT, Wed July 26, 2017
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Starling Marte 'grateful for the love' Pirates fans showed in his return from suspension

It took three plays for Starling Marte to remind the Pirates what they were missing — and remind himself what he missed — for 80 games from April 18 to July 17 while he was suspended for steroids. When Ryan Braun lofted a line drive into left-center field Tuesday, Marte, staring into the setting sun, sprinted left and made a sliding catch in the gap.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ron Cook: Pirates need wins to energize apathetic fans

The Pirates wasted a lot of time wondering and worrying about their fans’ reaction Tuesday night to seeing Starling Marte for the first time at PNC Park since his 80-game suspension for steroids. They should have known many Pittsburgh fans are as hypocritical as any in sports. As usual, the fans loudly booed the Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun — another performance-enhancing cheat — but mostly cheered Marte. You would have thought Willie Stargell was taking his position in left field the way Marte was greeted from those in the bleacher seats when he ran onto the field for the first...

30 Clubs In 30 Days: Art Of Stealing Bases With Ryan Braun

Dan Plesac joins Ryan Braun on the basepaths to talk about the art of stealing bases. What tips can Braun give to master the steal?