Pittsburgh Pirates fans are no strangers to debate. It makes perfect sense, then, that PBD introduces its new debate show on PBD Radio.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a very polarizing club.

Some of the ensuing debate circles around off-the-field issues – rightfully so – and still some swirls around the actual action we see for 162-plus games every season.

It is only fitting, then, that Pirates Breakdown brings you the latest episode of CANNONBALLS, our unique weekly Pittsburgh Pirates debate show. You will NOT find hot takes here, but rather an intelligent, informed debate among our staff writers and special guests.

It’s episode 16 of Cannonballs and it doesn’t get any easier for first-time champion Alex Stumpf as this week he takes on the Pittsburgh media legend that is Josh Taylor. The two titans tackle such topics as Trevor Williams future rotation spot, Jameson Taillon‘s struggles and which prospect they are most looking forward to seeing in September. They also manage to discuss the quality of the Rocky films and whether Blazing Saddles could be made today. It’s a full show, folks!!


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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.