Tracyball - n. - a baseball strategy defined as maximizing the number of balls in play successfully fielded on defense and the number of balls struck at on offense to be put into play.
This differs from other successful strategies which I will call, hmm "Torreball" or "Franconaball" which involve having a lot of players who get on base and hit home runs and score a bunch of runs. It's a bold strategy. There is also "Ozzieball" which is a variation involving lots of home runs combined with really good pitching.
Poor Pittsburgh. A team that has a stadium this nice deserves a team that is much better. But right now, the Pirates are a team that only Bill Plaschke could love.
Here are some Pittsburgh Post-Gazettepredictions on the Opening Day lineup. The Pittsburgh press has picked up quickly that Tracy will be fascinated with having "professional hitter" Jack Wilson batting second. You know the guy who does the little things. Such as not getting on base much (.299 OBP in 2005) and sporting a 72 OPS+.
So when do the Steelers have their first mini-camp?