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15: Grapefruit League home games the Pirates will host at McKechnie Field, starting with Wednesday's opener against the New York Yankees. Ballpark officials project 12 sellouts, which would be a new record at the park that has been the Bucs' spring home since 1969.

"I wish we had him here. It's pretty impressive how he has established himself at such a young age." -- Pirates outfielder and mega-Seahawks fan Travis Snider, upon hearing that Seattle Super Bowl-winning quarterback and Texas draftee Russell Wilson plans to drop in on the Rangers' Spring Training in Arizona.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.
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