Author Archives: Kevin Iole

The opening day battle cry for a Pirates fan with an asterisk: ‘Sell Nutting, sell!’

The opening day battle cry for a Pirates fan with an asterisk: ‘Sell Nutting, sell!’

Baseball season begins today. Hope springs eternal they say, except in Pittsburgh, where grumbling about owner Bob Nutting’s thriftiness has become the de rigueur social take. The Pirates will start the season with a $73 million payroll, or about $150 million or so less than the world champion Boston Red Sox. And it will go down significantly in late July

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If you want to be happier, keep your personal information private and find more free time, Quit Facebook

I dropped off of Facebook on Nov. 1, in part because of security concerns, a little because I spent entirely too much time with it but largely because it was making me miserable. Imagine waking up each day and checking out the internet with the morning coffee and reading on Facebook that some other user — theoretically, a friend —

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It’s the least sexy idea, but standing pat at trade deadline could pay dividends for the Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights went to the Stanley Cup finals in 2018 in their first year of existence, and were it not for an all-timer save by Braden Holtby on Alex Tuch in the waning moments of Game 2, the Knights could have paraded the Cup down Las Vegas Boulevard in their first year of existence. After signing Paul Stastny

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The difference in the Vegas Golden Knights with and without Nate Schmidt is startling

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt has been a catalyst to the team’s turnaround after a slow start, and has become one of the NHL’s elite players. Nate Schmidt’s name was the last one announced during the NHL Expansion draft in 2017, and it caused next-to-no reaction among the faithful at T-Mobile Arena. The Golden Knights fans who showed up

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This app is simple to use, helps you avoid long lines at checkout and is a great use of technology

I love technology, but I love it most when it solves problems for me. And so, somewhat sheepishly, I have to admit that I love Sam’s Club’s “Scan & Go” app that I have on my iPhone. It is simply a great use of technology, but the primary benefit is that you can bypass the checkout lines when you’re done

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One of boxing’s true good guys gets the Hall of Fame call

There are people like Lee Samuels in most companies. They’re the ones who keep the trains on time, so to speak, and who play an oversized albeit frequently unnoticed role in their company’s success. Sadly, their contributions to the overall success aren’t recognized or celebrated publicly. They’re like the gears inside of a watch; without them, the hands won’t move

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