Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – Cannoballs Coming

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh Pirates fans love to debate. Whether it is a call up from the minors, the fifth starter, or when to trade Andrew McCutchen, the team invokes some fiery passions in its fanbase.

Now, Pirates Breakdown has a podcast show just for them.


Here is our second episode of Cannonballs – 15 minutes of intelligent, lively Pittsburgh Pirates debate, every week.


Episode one saw Jason Rollison defeat Tyler Waite, which of course meant he returned for episode two. The crafty veteran defended his crown against the upstart Nathan Hursh. Will Jason live to fight another day or will the rookie rise up to steal his spotlight? Find out on episode two of Cannonballs!

Cannonballs will be a weekly, 15-minute show moderated by our own PBD Radio chief Steve Kubitz. Each week he will welcome some of the writers and editors you see here at Pirates Breakdown to oversee a three-question debate. We also plan to welcome a few special guests along the way.

He will pick a winner of each episode – those that have the strongest, most lucid takes – and just like in the playground, winner stays on for next week.

Cannonballs is meant to be fun, simple and hopefully thought-provoking. Our goal with this show is to get into the minds of you, our readers and listeners, and be a voice for the big questions that all Pittsburgh Pirates fans are asking.

This is part of our Pirates Breakdown Radio feed, where you’ll find all kinds of audio content perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle. Cannonballs joins our other audio content – such as interviews, weekly shows, prospect-specific shows and much more – on PBD radio, your one-stop audio feed for great Pittsburgh Pirates content.

You should really consider subscribing to the feed so you get the latest episodes of all shows automatically.  Here’s how:

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Our podcast feed has been reborn as Pirates Breakdown Radio. On one singular feed, you will find a variety of shows, interviews, quick hits and much more. All designed to keep Pittsburgh Pirates fans informed and entertained no matter where they are.

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Steve Kubitz

Steve Kubitz was born and raised in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. He is a long time and annoyingly positive baseball fan. He bought into the Pirates' 5-year-plan before it was cool. He is best known for staying calm about losing streaks on twitter and trying his best to make sure other fans don’t overreact to when the Pirates lose a tough ballgame to a division rival. The only thing he isn’t positive about is the wave during close ballgames.