Kyle Hynes

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  • Talk Overheard at an AA meeting

    I’ll never forget it.

    September 6, 2023.

    Brewers 4, Pirates 3. One out. Bottom of the ninth. Bryan Reynolds on third. Andrew McCutchen on first. Jack Suwinski, coming off a great summer and a 2-for-3 night, at the dish.

    Sports | September 11, 2023
  • High Seas: A Diatribe Against the State of Wisconsin

    Over the past two weeks, Pittsburgh has lost one game. What sport is this? It might be football, where a loss in two weeks would be… well, mediocre, in a sport where teams play a game a week. Could it be hockey? No, because after the Penguins crapped the bed earlier this month and knocked themselves out of the playoffs, I’m not a hockey fan, and as we talked about two weeks ago in this column, I’m...

    Sports | May 1, 2023
  • High Seas: Undefeated Against Baseball

    In 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected U.S. president and gave about the worst victory speech in recent memory. This came as a surprise to, well, pretty much everyone — to his wife, who had allegedly been waiting until he lost to divorce him; to the American people, who had by a margin of a couple million votes preferred his opponent; and most of all, to himself. Allegedly, such was the certainty of...

    Sports | April 24, 2023
  • High Seas: Go Law Abiding Merchant Sailors!

    In the life of a Pittsburgh sports fan, this was a sad week, and if you’re reading Haley’s column, you’ll know why. For the past two weeks, the Penguins, Florida Panthers, and New York Islanders have been ensnared in a brutal struggle for the Eastern Conference’s second wild-card spot, vying for the prize of being used as batting practice for the Carolina Hurricanes (52-21-9) or Boston Bruins, the...

    Sports | April 17, 2023
  • High Seas: I don't know what to do with my hands

    Stop the presses.

    Yes, is this the Times? What are you running above the fold? Yeah, the reporter the Russians put in jail… there’s Israel occupying the Temple Mount? And the former president under indictment…

    But have you heard? Guess who swept the Red Sox? At Fenway?


    Sports | April 10, 2023