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Curve OF keeping fallen friend’s memory alive

April 4, 2014 Evan Chambers, a beloved and respected member of the Pirates organization who lost his life far too early last year at the age of 24, will be with the Curve in spirit this season thanks to a good... more »»

Curve have major questions on offense

April 3, 2014 Lookie, lookie, lookie here: The Man is coming back to Altoona for tonight’s season opener. more »»

Covering the bases

April 3, 2014 Covering the bases LEADING OFF: The Curve are 6-9 all-time on opening day and will try to improve that record tonight. more »»

Kingham continues to improve

April 2, 2014 Nick Kingham was better in high-A than he was at low-A, and he was better his first time in Double-A last year than he was at high-A. That’s pretty rare in the minor league. more »»

Curve FanFest set for Tuesday

March 30, 2014 Altoona Curve fans are invited to attend Curve FanFest 2014 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. more »»

Lane: Good times, optimism prevailed again in Florida

March 30, 2014 BRADENTON, Fla. — Another Florida vacation is in the books. We had a little bit of everything this winter — good baseball, bad baseball, good weather, bad weathe. more »»

Prospects highlight of roster

March 29, 2014 BRADENTON, Fla. — The Curve’s opening-day roster will include two of the Pirates’ top 10 prospects, but for now it does not include slugging first baseman Stetson Allie. more »»

Curve spotlight on RHP Nick Kingham

March 27, 2014 Vegas (not) vacation: So many people visit Las Vegas, but you rarely seem to encounter people who are actually from there. more »»

Worth the wait

March 26, 2014 BRADENTON, Fla. — Twenty-nine years of long bus rides and grunt work in small towns. Twenty-nine years of cheap hotels and fast food. more »»

Pirates sign OF Marte to extension

March 26, 2014 BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pirates have agreed to a six-year contract extension with outfielder Starling Marte worth $31 million, according to multiple media outlets. more »»

Mercer's path to majors included longer, but necessary, stay in Altoona

March 25, 2014 BRADENTON, Fla. — Most of the key members of the Curve’s 2010 Eastern League championship team were promoted to Triple-A for 2011, but Jordy Mercer got left behind. more »»

Curve spotlight: Jarek Cunningham

March 24, 2014 Hot corner: Cunningham spent the past two years as the Curve’s everyday second baseman but has now moved to third. more »»

Allie’s power will be worth watching

March 23, 2014 BRADENTON, Fla. — I’ll never forget sitting at Blair County Ballpark on April 19, 2005 and telling Scott Franco back in the Mirror office what I’d be writing about that night’s Curve game. more »»

Pirates begin workouts; focus shifts to Polanco

February 23, 2014 BRADENTON, Fla. — The first week of spring training is in the books, but it’s still too early to make any solid observations about the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates. more »»

Garcia will stay with Curve

January 14, 2014 The Curve have never had a manager last only one year, and that trend will continue as Carlos Garcia has been tabbed by the Pirates to return to the Double-A team for a second season. more »»

Sports stories of the year

January 1, 2014 Bill O’Brien has done a wonderful job of guiding the Penn State football program through uncharted treacherous waters. more »»

looking back at 2013 in Mirror area sports

January 1, 2014 JANUARY n Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett decides the state will sue the NCAA over its penalties against the Penn State football team because of the Jerry Sandusky scandal from 2012. more »»

Curve phone app may become reality

December 11, 2013 Lake Buena Vista, Fla. — For all the meetings we attend and trade show booths we visit, the Altoona Curve contingent always has the clear objective of improving. more »»

Former OF dies in sleep

December 3, 2013 Former Curve outfielder Evan Chambers died over the weekend in his sleep at the age of 24. Chambers, who played 31 games for the Curve in 2012, was third-round draft pick of the Pirates in 2009. more »»

Bucs trade Dickerson, DFA Jones

November 26, 2013 The Pirates on Monday cut ties with one of their most popular players, outfielder/first baseman Garrett Jones, and traded the Curve’s 2013 team MVP, outfielder Alex Dickerson, to the Padres. more »»

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