Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pitchers and catchers report -- on Facebook and Twitter

That's the battle cry for the return of spring in these parts, and we're more than ready. Those chilly temperatures will soon be a distant ill memory as the boys of summer break in the 2010 season at McKechnie Field and other spring training camps throughout Florida and Arizona.

We've launched a few new interactive features this year as the Pittsburgh Pirates take the field here, and we hope you'll join us. On our Facebook page, we're pulling together what the Herald and the rest of the world has to say about the Pirates. On our Twitter site, we'll be sharing the latest hype, breaking news, story teases, scores and more.

As columnist Vin Mannix notes in his feature today, the Pirates' staff is already hard at work getting equipment and facilities ready for Thursday's official return. And it won't be long until we hear that beautiful demand:

"Play ball!"

-- Joan

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