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Russell Martin

Russell Nathan Jeanson Coltrane Martin, Jr (born February 15, 1983) is a Canadian Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher for the New York Yankees.

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“Martin Luther king didn't want this shii” lmao! Russell your *** stupid!
“Martin Luther king didn't want this shii” 💀💀
Martin Luther king didn't want this shii
I wish he and my Russell Martin were still here. :/
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Finally got a chance to make my new years post, as tradition goes. 2013 was one I'll never forget for sure. It was the year I truly began my life after college in my favorite city in America. My brother got engaged and started his own business. I made new best friends, not losing touch with the old ones. Got the apartment I wanted in Wrigleyville with my *** best friend and proved to myself that right now, in my life, I belong here, in Chicago. Had a great birthday watching the Buccos at Wrigley, and watched Russell Martin tag the final out a couple months later to end 20 years of bad baseball in Pittsburgh. Busted my teeth and turned it into a girlfriend. Spent my first xmas and NYE in the new place i call home with the crew that holds me down out here, couldn't have been better. Cheers to whats ahead, 2013 for me was about how I've grown to love where I live. So hit me up in 2014 when you visit. I'll be here.
Do I get Russell, Wisdom or Martin on my shirt?
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not a good about who starts alongside Martin.Ward,fav for Russell
Sheriff Russell Martin has declared a Level 1 Snow Advisory for Delaware County. Roadways and highways are snow covered. Please be cautious!
if you believe in rumours the next bray manager this season is either Martin Russell or Aaron Callaghan
The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban: moving metaphysics for kids
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we had Martin for both, he's nice but he sends me to sleep x
David O. Russell's American Hustle, from the people who brought you Martin Scorsese's Driving Miss Daisy & Kathryn Bigelow's American Gigolo
If you're a Phish fan, there's a cool NFL Films show about Phish,the Seattle Seahawks and Russell Martin on ESPN 2 now. featured in NBC s Science of Love
It isn't easy topping Martin Scorsese and although I bear no personal admiration for David O. Russell, he is an excellent director.
Didn’t get to see Russell Martin in midfield…
Mysterious crop circles found on Chualar farm, Dec 30, 2013 CHUALAR, Calif. — Two friends were driving on Chualar Canyon Road south of Salinas just before dawn Sunday when they witnessed strange bursts of green light flashing on the horizon. The duo turned on a video camera, pulled over, hopped a barbed-wire fence, and walked toward the lights. "Dude, are you seeing this?" one friend said. "Dude, this is a crop circle." The friends investigated the field until they panicked and sprinted away. The duo wanted to remain anonymous, and they uploaded a video of their experience on YouTube under the name Cannot Say. "Needless to say, pretty wild. But we slipped away and it's too good not to share," Cannot Say wrote. No one realized how intricate the crop circles were until professional photographer Julie Belanger took a helicopter ride Monday morning. Belanger had not heard about the circles and she flew in a helicopter over the farm by coincidence. Belanger said her first immediate thought was, "What is it?" ...
said I could have Martin if he could have Chris and Russell. Then she added Ryan Reynolds and no.
We all know this was Martin's idea. Dont deny it.
Brees and Russell Martin are starting to change that perception. He'll take some shots but he'll leave some jocks on the field
Oh and one other thing, Russell Martin cant play centre mid
Was so busy taking a picture for with Russell Martin that I forgot to get one myself!
well that's 3of us, never have, tried to but God it's dull. Throw the darts walk up take em out, repeat.
When Russell Martin told the media the players were behind CH I thought you want to be behind so you can pull faces & make hand gestures ;)
Russell very good game. Sammon the villain for me. Could and should have laid the ball on for Martin to tap in.
Would do our usual side saturday, Martin and Dawkins up front, drop ward and play russell!
I'm hoping we get the dawning of Russell Martin = centre midfielder. It'll be like when we moved McVeigh out wide.
Can you explain why Russell Martin did not play today because I havent a clue after his show on sat. Whittaker was dreadfull
We need to play a standard 4-4-2 again Martin can't do it alone Russell is not a winger
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“84 - Russell Martin replaces Hooper for City.” Good to see we're pushing for the win.
Hooper off and Russell Martin on? Striker off Defender on? Why can't you just TAKE A RISK HOOTUN?
85: Russell Martin on in place of Hooper as the visitors look to hang on to a point
76: keep the pressure on as Russell gets away down the left but Martin can't turn his near-post effort goalwards 0-1
No idea why Russell Martin didn't start today!! Big mistake putting him on the bench after his excellent game on Saturday!!!
Best part of 2013 was without a doubt, when PNC Park became an absolute madhouse in Blackout fashion. Most of all during the WC game was chanting "Cueto" and watching Russell Martin jack one into the left field bleachers after Cueto dropped the ball.
I have three very handsome sons! Jaxon Carter, my god son Caleb Wayne, and Russell Martin(:
There was a day that it would have upset me that the Donkeys took the foot off the pedal against the Raiders, 62-0 would have sounded great. Bigger fish to fry. In Denver, we have been calling the season a 16 game pre-season. Let the playoffs begin, the AFC goes through Denver, the NFC through Seattle, sounds about right. Russell Martin would sure look good playing left field for the Rockies, who drafted him a few years back. Happy New Year!
Norwich City defender Russell Martin believes that his side were unfortunate not to take anything out of their game with Manchester United on Saturday.
Norwich full-back Russell Martin says losing to Manchester United on Saturday was a bitter pill to swallow but feels the team can get a positive result at Crystal Palace on New Years Day if they put in a similar performance.
Russell Martin was his usual, honest self after Norwich City used an afternoon of real endeavour while taking on Manchester United to give their response to defeat against Fulham. Endeavour that should have earned points, but ultimately only drew plaudits.
Watching match of the day and Norwich v manure is on. Russell Martin dominating manure at right back, so why the *** does Gordon Strachan play him at centre back??
Substitute Danny Welbeck scored the winner as Manchester United beat a determined Norwich City to secure a fourth consecutive Premier League win. The Canaries had shots from Russell Martin and Gary Hooper saved prior to the visitors, who were without the injured Wayne Rooney, taking the lead. A series of ricochets put Welbeck through on goal and he rounded keeper John Ruddy before slotting in Norwich struggled to respond and are now without a win in four league games
Great effort at lets be honest a weakened M U but first 60 minutes we were right on top unlucky not to go in at half time goals up. So much better they really wanted it Hoolahan man of the match Russell Martin a close second. Play like this at Crystal Palace we must come away with points OTBC
74 Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tom Cleverley. 71 Foul by Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United). 71 Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing. 70 Foul by Tom Cleverley (Manchester United). 70 Russell Martin (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 70 Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
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Russell Martin presses forward on the right flank and whips a curling shot just past David De Gea's right-hand post, narrowly missing the advancing Wes Hoolahan in the process.
1414: Norwich City v Man United. Manchester United make five changes after edging Hull City 3-2 on Boxing Day. Wayne Rooney is replaced by Javier Hernandez up front. Rafael drops out for Nemanja Vidic in defence, as Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs and Shinji Kagawa come in for Antonio Valencia, Darren Fletcher and Danny Welbeck. Norwich City boss Chris Hughton changes three players from the team that lost 2-1 at home to Fulham. Russell Martin and Ryan Bennett come in at the back for Steven Whittaker and the suspended Michael Turner. Wes Hoolahan replaces Johan Elmander further up the field. Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Ryan Bennett, Bassong, Olsson, Johnson, Fer, Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Redmond, Hooper. Subs: Whittaker, van Wolfswinkel, Bunn, Elmander, Garrido, Becchio, Murphy. Man Utd: De Gea, Smalling, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Young, Cleverley, Carrick, Giggs, Kagawa, Hernandez. Subs: Anderson, Lindegaard, Welbeck, Fabio Da Silva, Fletcher, Zaha, Januzaj. Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)
Russell Martin in the Vauxhall Six Dart Challenge SUBSCRIBE: Norwich City defender Russell Martin takes on the Vauxhall ...
I getting this kind of puppy. Russell Martin
would like to wish all my family and friends a merry Christmas hope u all av a good one. n a big merry Christmas to my hubby Russell Martin and our beautiful daughter Ellie- Mae love u both to bits
while wrapping some Christmas presents this afternoon, I was paying attention to the MLB Network and a program they were airing. The Top 25 Ejections of 2013. Seems our Bucco manager and Dapper Dan winner for 2013, Clint Hurdle placed twice in the top 10. (Johnathon Sanchez ejection) & (Russell Martin ejection). Can't wait till pitchers and catchers report. Merry Christmas everyone, and Stay Well
Russell Martin has a pass completion rate of 81% in the PL this season. .
What is Russell Martin's pass accuracy rating this season?
All-Star catcher Brian McCann has reached agreement on a five-year, $85 million contract with the New York Yankees, a major first step in an off-season that the club has vowed would be an active one. The agreement was confirmed to USA TODAY Sports by a club official with knowledge of the deal but not authorized to speak publicly, because it is still pending McCann passing a physical examination. McCann's agreement was first reported by Fox Sports. McCann, who turns 30 in February, made seven All-Star appearances in his nine seasons with the Atlanta Braves, and represents a major upgrade behind the plate for the Yankees, who cited financial inflexibility in not re-signing Russell Martin before the 2013 season. Martin signed a two-year, $17 milllion deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Yankees catchers batted .213 with an American League worst eight home runs. The Yankees missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008, and they followed that season with a spending spree that greatly aided a World Series ...
Russell Martin also hit .211 in 2012 with the 21 HRs is good, but barely above the Mendoza Line.
Justin Morneau was a goalie for the Winterhawks. Russell Martin played hockey. Not sure if this is what you meant.
Craig Bryson makes his first Scotland start. Russell Martin, Charlie Adam, Craig Bryson, Ikechi Anya, Steven Naismith replace Grant Hanley, Charlie Mulgrew, Steven Fletcher, Barry Bannan and Craig Conway. Kris Boyd, who was recalled to the squad after a three-year absence, is one of the substitutes for the visitors uncapped goalkeeper Scott Fox and midfielder Stuart Armstrong.
I'll bring you line-ups shortly but the news from the Scotland camp is that there are five changes to the team that drew 0-0 with USA on Friday with Russell Martin, Charlie Adam, Ikechi Anya, Craig Bryson and Steven Naismith earning starts.
International team news Scotland vs Norway Steven Naismith is likely to lead Scotland's attack for today's friendly in Norway. Ikechi Anya, Craig Brysonu and Russell Martin could feature after missing out against USA. Poland vs Ireland Ireland captain Robbie Keane will not start today's friendly against Poland in Poznan as he tries to overcome a persistent Achilles problem -DC46
Norwich club captain Russell Martin says boss Chris Hughton has the squad's backing after Saturday's "humiliating" 7-0 loss to Man City
Russell Martin says Norwich must start winning games to stop manager Chris Hughton losing his job. (via the Sun) You don't say? -Jake
Norwich: Martin calls for hard work: Norwich City captain Russell Martin said that he and his teammates remain... http:…
Left fielder Starling Marte, center fielder Andrew McCutchen and catcher Russell Martin were named as finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Friday, with the winners to be announced Tuesday.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and pitcher Adam Wainwright are finalists for a Rawlings Glove Glove Award this season, the St. Louis-based company and Major League Baseball announced this morning. Molina will likely win his sixth consecutive Gold Glove at catcher. He has also won the past two NL Platinum Gloves, an award that Rawlings presents to the best defensive player in each league, regardless of the position. Molina is the favorite to win a third this season, though he'll receive competition from Andrelton Simmons, the Braves' shortstop. Molina is the only NL player to win a Platinum Glove. Wainwright is out to win the second of his career. Wainwright led the National League with 19 wins this season, and the last time he had 19 wins and led the league -- back in 2009 -- he also won the Gold Glove award. Here is the complete list of finalists in the NL: NL, catcher: A.J. Ellis, Russell Martin, Yadier Molina NL, first base: Paul Goldschmidt, Adrian Gonzalez, Anthony Rizzo NL, second base: Darwin Barn ...
Andrew McCutchen, Russell Martin, and Starling Marte are all Gold Glove finalists, per
Five-time winner Yadier Molina, the entire Rays infield and six Orioles players, including Matt Wieters, J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones, are among the finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, announced Friday. The winners will be revealed on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Molina could become the fifth catcher to win at least six Gold Gloves, joining Ivan Rodriguez (13), Johnny Bench (10), Bob Boone (seven) and Jim Sundberg (six). The Cardinals' stellar catcher is one of three National League finalists, the others being the Dodgers' A.J. Ellis and the Pirates' Russell Martin. Martin won the award in 2007. The Rays could sweep the infield as first baseman James Loney, second baseman Ben Zobrist, third baseman Evan Longoria, and shortstop Yunel Escobar are all finalists. Longoria is a two-time Gold Glove winner, claiming the honor in 2009-10. Among the six Orioles, Wieters is vying for his third straight Gold Glove, while Hardy and Jones are each looking for their second consecutive top defensive honor. The Roya ...
Gold Glove Finalists - Pirates Andrew McCutchen, Russell Martin and Starling Marte were named finalists for the...
Three Pirates were named Gold Glove finalists by Rawlings today: center fielder Andrew McCutchen, left fielder Starling Marte and catcher Russell Martin. Team defense played a significant role in the team's climb to 94 wins this season. Martin was a clear standout behind the plate, and the combinati...
Pirates announce Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Russell Martin are Gold Glove finalists. Defense big part of Pirate…
it's almost like hearing Brian Cashman complain about being outbid by the Pittsburgh Pirates for catcher Russell Martin.
Russell Martin believes Scotland's World Cup qualification results did not reflect their performances in Group A.
Martin: We're getting stronger - Russell Martin believes Scotland's World Cup results did not reflect their perfor...
World Cup qualifiers: Russell Martin and Steven Naismith upbeat about Scotland
Always supporting Russell Martin and fellow Cdns. have done amazing things this yr. Sorry to see it end
September 23 - With the Pirates guarantee of a winning season behind them, their focus was at the very least grabbing one of the two wild card spots. The Pirates faced the Chicago Cubs in the first of three at Wrigley Field. With the game tied up at 1-1 going to the top of the ninth, Starling Marte was called on to pinch-hit. Marte drilled a fastball from Kevin Gregg to deep left field for a home run to put the Pirates up 2-1. After Tony Watson got the first out of the bottom of the ninth, Jason Grilli was asked to get the final two. Grilli got a fielder's choice for the second out. With one out to go, and Nate Schierholtz on first, Ryan Sweeney singled to right off Grilli. With a slight bobble from Marlon Byrd, Andrew McCutchen picked up the ball to get it into Justin Morneau, who then fired it home to Russell Martin to throw out Schierholtz at the plate for the final out of the game and a spot in the wildcard game. After the play, Martin was embraced by Grilli, while Martin held up the baseball, and see ...
he had bugged me all year. I miss Russell Martin
Martin provides calming presence in tense moments
I love Mac but if any teams have been watching his NLDS performance, they gotta be like "Maybe we'll try to trade for Russell Martin."
Loney leaves and hes hitting better, Russell Martin too smfh.
Watching Identity; Russell Martin looks so much like Ray Liotta
Russell Martin not too shabby either"
Pirates fans rattle Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto by chanting ‘Cue-to,’ then Russell Martin homers of... via
Both James Loney & Russell Martin are both doing great in the Post Season! Thats awesome!! Still got some Blue in them!
Anybody know why the Bucs took Russell Martin out? Did he get hurt?
Is anyone else really annoyed by the way Buck isn't Russell Martin?
The Cardinals' Michael Wacha walks PIrates' Russell Martin in the sixth inning for Pittsburgh'...
Anyone else see Russell Martin yelling "Hey! Hey!" At Wacha after the homer trying to get him to look at him?
It's so nice to see former such as Austin Jackson, Mark Melancon, Jose Tabata, Jose Veras, Russell Martin & AJ Burnett in playoffs
Russell Martin could have been out by 3 feet.
Whoa, WHOA! My little brother is making it sounds like Clint Hurdle took Russell Martin out of the game. WHY GOD WHY.
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The Pirates have quite a few ex-Yankees. Jose Tabata, Mark Melancon, AJ Burnett, Russell Martin. All who are big parts in this Pirates team
I don't get the move to take Russell Martin out at all
Correction, it was pinch runner Josh Harrison who was tagged out trying to steal 2nd, not Russell Martin.
For the love of God, why take out Russell Martin just to send his pinch runner against Yadier Molina?
Russell Martin is not behind the plate because of Harrison as the pinch runner. Could be big for Cardinals runners if theres a wild pitch
The pirates have john buck and Russell Martin?
Now Russell Martin is out of the game. Awesome.
and they've spent all game gushing over Russell Martin with his .220 offensive input lol. Yadi does it better and hits .300 +
Russell Martin looks like turtle from
Russell Martin would have had a better shot there. Good grief.
No doubt I am rooting for the Pirates this October; except for Russell Martin. He still stinks and doesn't have what it takes to be a Yankee
you took Russell Martin out of the game for that?
Pirates fans talkin about "Russell Martin for Gold Glove!" You never run on the platinum glove MVP Yadier Molina
Wow, that's a big play by Yadier Molina throwing out Russell Martin.
Now we have no base runner or Russell Martin. Great!
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I'd let Russell Martin manage my team.
1st base umpire Jim Joyce is good for one blown call a game and there it was. Russell Martin clearly went around on that swing.
Carlos Martinez replaces Wacha after he walked Russell Martin. Harrison pinch-runs, Tabata pinch-hits for Wilson.
"Colby called Russell Martin home run." I got a little reckless after called Pedro breaking the no hitter
Love that Russell Martin just tried to hit that ball to Beijing.
Michael Wacha leaves the game after a big homer of Pedro Alvarez and a walk to Russell Martin. Excellent performance for the young kid!
Russell Martin walks. One out. PLEASE Take this Wacha guy OUT before he blows the GAME !!! v
Am I the only one who saw Russell Martin mouth Wacha from home plate? Hey, next time you get a hit you can run your mouth.
Carlos Martinez is the new Cardinals pitcher. Josh Harrison has replaced Russell Martin as the runner on first base.
Did he really just take Russell Martin out of the game?
Matheny pulling Wacha after walk to Russell Martin. Tough call there
what the *** Clint Hurdle, why would you ever take Russell Martin out.
Any kind of respect I had for Russell Martin I just lost
Looked like Russell Martin swung, but he ends getting another walk.
Russell Martin walks, pulled for pinch runner.
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That being said I never thought I'd find myself cheering for a team with Russell Martin on it
I hate Russell Martin with a passion
Now Russell Martin walks and the Pirates have the tying man on in the 8th
John Buck will get a chance to appear in the playoffs for the first time. The Pirates have pinch run for Russell Martin.
Why did we ever get rid of Russell Martin..
Russell Martin walks, to bring in pinch runner, tying run aboard
Russell Martin walks...Wacha is now the one pressing!
Wacha now walks Russell Martin and the tying run is on first.
Russell Martin looks like a bowling ball
LOL @ Russell Martin swinging right out of his shoes.
Does Russell Martin remind anyone else of Jack Parkman from Major League 2?
Bucs buckle down late, move to within win of NLCS Alvarez puts Pirates up after tying HR off Melancon; Grilli closes ninth By Tom Singer / | 10/6/2013 11:28 PM ET Comments (543) video thumbnail STLGm3: Alvarez rips go-ahead RBI single PITTSBURGH -- When this postseason began, Clint Hurdle was asked whether his Pirates, having merely earned the right to play beyond Game 162, were now playing with "house money." Hurdle's eyes flashed bolts. "Not at all. That's not the thinking of the guys in there," the manager said, tilting his head toward the clubhouse. "There's only one thing on their minds. You go into it planning to win the World Series." One step at a time, but the Bucs, Major League dregs for 20 years, took a big step Sunday toward the next step -- which would come at the expense of National League postseason royalty. With a tiebreaking RBI single by Pedro Alvarez and an insurance one by Russell Martin in the eighth inning, Pittsburgh downed St. Louis, 5-3, to push the Cardinals' backs agains ...
Good Morning FB Family, Friends, and Pittsburgh Pirates. Thanks for the fantastic day yesterday at PNC Park and on the North Shore with Diana Purcell, Matthew Napper, Sarah Purcell, Michael Anthony Purcell, Mara McDonough, Jazzy Jason, Stacy Amaral Kauffman, Susan House, and the Left Field Crew. New Attendance record was set at 40,489 it exceeded the wild card game by 2. The Atmosphere was fantastic especially after the game and the scene on Federal St was unbelievable. I can't wait for us to clinch the NLDS today and experience the party on the North Shore. Buctober Baby! Pirates edge Cardinals 5-3. Pedro Alvarez delivers go-ahead RBI single in the 8th, Marlon Byrd and Russell Martin each add 2 RBI as the Pirates grab 2-1 lead in the NLDS (Best of 5). Mark Melancon gets the win and Jason Grilli the save. Today game starts at 3:07 pm. Cardinals Michael Wacha vs Pirates Charlie Morton. Lets Go Bucs! Today weather is rain early. A mix of sun and clouds by afternoon. High 59F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph. Cha ...
Hey NY baseball fans.Thing about it...Carlos Beltran, Russell Martin, AJ Burnett, Marlon Byrd, Mark Melancon, Chris Capuano, Austin Jackson, Bartolo Colon...are all in the playoffs...
Instead of Russell Marzen you should call it Russell Martin
I will never say I told you so,because I hate to debate stupid people.But,guys like David Halpern and others,who scoffed at my suggestion in June that the Pirates were going to be in the race to the end,were extremely naive.Pittsburgh's pitching was much better.Russell Martin gave them great catching,a clutch bat and handled the pitching staff beautifully.Starling Marte gave them speed,Jose Tabata and Josh Harrison gave them depth.Jason Grilli and Mark Melancon,two setup guys,embraced the role of the closer this year.Two late season acquisitions,Marlon Byrd and Justin Morneau,made their lineup more versatile,and in the process,gave more depth to their bench.Those two really made life easier for Clint Hurdle,who is a very good manager.
Pittsburgh's under-the-radar additions really a huge part of their team. Marlon Byrd, Justin Morneau after July 31. Russell Martin quietly before the season. Now, their lineup is suddenly deep and dangerous beyond Andrew McCutcheon.
Russell Martin always around a playoff team and coming through wow
the fact that they have Russell Martin and Justin Morneau on their roster is like a cherry on top. The A's are a nice story as well.
Hey, How bout those Pittsburgh Pirates, its been 21 years since they made the playoffs with guys like Andy Van Slyke, Sid Bream, John Smiley and Doug Drabek, not to mention Bonds and Bonilla. Now we have a new cast in the steel city!. The Bucs with a kid named McCutchen, a real MVP, then they picked up Marlon Byrd from the Mets and Justin Morneau from the Twins went on to add Russell Martin from the Yankees and the rest is history. There pitching isn’t too shabby either, with old favorite AJ Burnett leading the way.. It may not resemble the Pirates of the 70’s with Stargell, Madlock, Clemente and Sanguillen, but since the Steelers have lost there way, the Pirates are back, and I hope they stay!
Some years the designs are better than others. I like the new MLB Playoff Merch designs this year. Now that my YANKS are out of it, I'm going to have to root for the PIRATES to make it to the World Series. One reason...there are 3 former ROCHESTER RED WINGS (Justin Morneau, Garrett Jones and Francisco Liriano) and 2 ex-YANKS (Russell Martin and A.J. Burnett) on the team. Go BUCS!
It's alright for us Philly fans. Mets and Yankees fans saw Marlon Byrd and Russell Martin power the Bucs to a win last night.
What great post game coverage by channel 11. Clint Hurdle was answering questions and we broke away to Oxy standing on an empty field telling us what happened in the game. Then a short time later with Marlon Byrd, and Russell Martin on the podium, they cut to freaking David Johnson!!! Like we were all wondering what he thought!! Unbelievable!!
LMAO @ the fans mad about Russell Martin last night. HELLO?! He hit .211 with NYY in 2012!
is out 3-6 months. What are the chances Russell Martin will back up Fluery?
continues. Russell Martin homers twice as the Pirates beat the Reds & advance to the NLDS to take on the Cardi…
Tell that to Russell Martin and his two home runs.
I've used every advanced metric I could find, and by no means would Russell Martin have equaled a Yankees playoff birth.
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Great to see Russell Martin looking so happy, reminded me of 2006 when he was such a joy to watch, and early 2008 when he was the best NL C
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Chatting buccos with the clueless office ladies and dont even care. "oh that russell martin is such a good guy"
Congratulations Robert Snodgrass and Russell Martin - today named in the Scotlan...
they also said Russell Martin catches like a hockey goalie.
I'm really happy for Russell Martin good job 👍
Maybe a good topic for your show today would be doing a "deep dive" into why the Yanks didn't re-sign Russell Martin.??
Congrats Robert Snodgrass and Russell Martin, picked for Scotland today to face Croatia in their final WC qualifier.
Congrats to Russell Martin (2 HRs with his X Bat) and the Pirates. 2013 Cinderella team. Go Bucs!
AJ Burnett and Russell Martin said no New York crowd they experienced compared to tonight's PNC Park atmosphere
Russell Martin put the team on his back! His 2 HR make him the 1st catcher to homer for 3 different teams in the Post http:/…
Elias: Russell Martin is the 1st player in MLB history to hit postseason HRs as a catcher for 3 different teams.
just went Russell Martin on that AP gov test
I could watch The Johnny Cueto ball drop and the Russell Martin HR on the next pitch all day. It's what is all about
Can't stop watching the Cueto chant video
Terrific work by colleague capturing the scene in Pittsburgh last night
"Russell Martin is doing for the Pirates what the Dodgers used to hope he'd do for them."
Russell Martin becomes 2nd player in HISTORY with 2 HR in a postseason game in Pittsburgh. The other? . Mickey Mantle . (v…
Pretty cool moment before Russell Martin's (first home run.
I'd also be willing to trade one of our 27 championships to the Pirates for Russell Martin back
Now I understand why the Yankees got rid of Russell Martin. He just can't hit.
That first HR he gave up to Russell Martin was supposed to be low and away. He gave him one right over the plate, chest high.
Russell Martin and Justin Morneau assure that the Pittsburgh are Canada’s team this post season
Somewhere, wakes up with a Russell Martin tattoo on his face and only vague memories of last night.
Former Yankees in the playoffs this year include Russell Martin, AJ Burnett, Nick Swisher, and Jason Giambi.
“Russell Martin wasn't the difference with this Yankee team in 2013. Get over it” THANK YOU! Some ppl are nuts!
Russell Martin and Nick Swisher vs. the Yankees: Newsday » The Yankees made two notable free age...
Final postseason Jeopardy answer: Johnny Bench, Gary Carter & Russell Martin. You can cheat & get the answer here
Russell Martin wants this game. Badly: Watch on TBS.
Best moments that I will remember for a very long time from Pirates win last night: - 95 year old usher Phil Coyne seeing it all as a Pirates fan and worker and finally getting a chance to see Pirates win a post season game again -Johnny Cueto being affected by the 40,000+ Buccos saying his name in unison, dropping the ball on the pitching mound, than giving up a home run. -Marlon Byrd being the oldest player to hit a home run in his first ever postseason at bat. -Russell Martin's two home runs. He is second Pirate's player to do that in a post season. -The energy of the crowd - Celebration at the end of the game by both fans and players. Hopefully more great things to come.
10/1/13: Russell Martin hits the second home run of the inning, a solo shot to left-center that gives the Pirates a quick 2-0 lead
10/1/13: Bucco Nation chants "Cueto," rattling Johnny Cueto and giving Russell Martin the upper hand as he homers on the following pitch
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Pirates top Reds for 1st playoff win since '92 - Russell Martin homered twice, Marlon Byrd also connected and the Pittsburgh Pirates roared past Cincinnati for a 6-2 victory in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night.
In the band tonight - Russell Martin, 2 HR to lead Pittsburgh. Earlier in week Tom Larscheid and Drew Brees.
Russell Martin hit two home runs to help the Pittsburgh Pirates to a first post season win as they beat Cincinatti 6-2 in the NL Wild Card
Before those solo shots by Marlon Byrd and Russell Martin, the last Pirates playoff HR was hit by Lloyd McClendon off Marvin Freeman on 10/13/92 at ATL-Fulton Co. Stadium -Upton(Braves admin)
Pittsburgh defeats the Cincinnati 6-2 in NL Wild Card Game ... PITTSBURGH ( — The standing-room crowd bathed in a sea of black and yellow serenaded Johnny Cueto with jeers and went into a frenzy when Marlon Byrd and Russell Martin smacked home runs in the second inning. What a way to let out 21 years of frustration. Postseason baseball is back in the Steel City. Francisco Liriano fired seven innings of one-run ball and Martin cracked a pair of solo shots as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 6- 2, in the National League wild-card game. The Pirates will move on to the NLDS where they will face the top-seeded St. Louis Cardinals. Game 1 of that series is set for Thursday at Busch Stadium. After teasing its fans with a pair of second-half collapses, Pittsburgh put it all together in 2013 to finish above .500 (94-68) for the first time 1992. It was the first playoff game at PNC Park and the first in Pittsburgh since Game 5 of the 1992 NLCS. The Pirates, who were one game ...
FINAL from Pittsburgh: NL 6 2 Russell Martin homered twice, Marlon Byrd drove in 2 runs, including a homer and Francisco Liriano pitched 7 innings, allowing a single run on 4 hits. The Pirates (first playoff win since 1992) move on to the to face the NL Central Champion St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Game 1's first pitch us scheduled for shortly after 4 PM Central, from Busch Stadium.
Pirates win the NL wild card game 6-2 over the Reds! Marlon Byrd had a home run for the bucos and Russell Martin hit two for the Pirates -kris
Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Pirates who move on after beating the Reds 6-2 in the NL Wild Card game tonight! Francisco Liriano dealing, Russell Martin two home runs, Marlon Byrd a home run himself - what was the biggest moment of the night? Give MLB Roundtrip with Jeff Joyce and Mel Antonen a call at 866-MLB-ON-XM/866-652-6696
Neil Huntingdon is the reason the Pirates are here. Russell Martin, Francisco Liriano, Marlon Byrd. I still think Morneau will pay dividends. Thanks Neil.
The Reds have fallen to the Pirates by a score of 6-2. Russell Martin went 3 for 4 with 2 HR and 2 RBI, Marlon Byrd was 1 for 4 with a HR and 2 RBI and Francisco Liriano gave up only 1 Run and fanned 5 through 7 IP, picking up the win. Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo shot for the Reds, and Jay Bruce had an RBI single. Johnny Cueto gave up 4 runs on 7 hits in just 3.1 innings of work and takes the loss. Pittsburgh will travel to St. Louis to kick off a best of 5 NLDS. -RYAN
What a great night in Pittsburgh tonight. Funny how it was Russell Martin, Marlon Byrd, and Francisco Liriano who helped them win tonight. It brings back memories of when the Yankees made the playoffs in 1995. Let's Go Bucs!!!
Very professional effort in a pressure situation. Well done by the Pirates. Russell Martin is money beyond stats. Marlon Byrd is a badass. AJ's turn now.
Go Pirates Go! 2 canadians playing with them: Russell Martin and Justin Morneau
Russell Martin bashed two homeruns, Marlon Byrd added a solo shot and a pair of RBI and Francisco Liriano dominated hitters though seven innings as the Pirates slammed the Reds 6-2 to advance to the National League Divisional Series. Pittsburgh Sports Report
Greg Mamary, Clint Hurdle, Francisco Liriano, Russell Martin, Marlon Byrd and Jason Grilli are in a relationship and we're consummating it as I type. LET'S GO BUCS!
It's great to see the Pirates taking it to the Reds tonight. So many former "big time past their prime" players on this Pirates roster and they are all contributing tonight. Francisco Liriano (I still wish my Giants hadn't traded him away when he was just starting up) is dealing. Russell Martin (love that he no longer wears the Dodger Blue) has 2 HRs already and Marlon Byrd has added a 2 run shot (big waiver wire deal right there). Can't wait to watch this Pirate club celebrate after they beat up on the Reds. -SA-
Russell Martin joins Larry Walker as the only two Canadian born players to have two or more HRs in a playoff game.
Ex-Yankees in the playoffs include Nick Swisher (Indians) and A.J. Burnett and Russell Martin (Pirates). All Martin did tonight was homer twice in the wild-card game against Cincinnati. Maybe the Yankees should have prevented Martin, Swisher, and Raul Ibanez from riding the free agent train out of town last winter.
...and why did the Yankees let Russell Martin go again...?! === (see: Raul Ibanez, Eric Chavez, etc.,...)
Former catcher Russell Martin has hit his 2nd home run of the night for the Pirates in the bottom of the 7th inning to put Pittsburgh up 6-1. Hope Brian Cashman has a really good bottle of scotch right now, watching Martin tonight
Is Russell Martin NOT the best clutch hitter on baseball the last two seasons (NYY/PIR) ... Seriously, he does it all.
Russell Martin is making cash man look what he is stupid.
Russell Martin showin some Canadian content in Pittsburgh
Yes, the Pirates win.Buc-ing A Trend The Pirates are back in the playoffs. Home runs from Marlon Byrd and Russell Martin have 'em up early.
Pirates vs reds. Joey votto, Russell Martin, and justin morneou. Canada is well represented
Manager Clint Hurdle has chosen a nine-man pitching staff that includes starters Francisco Liriano, who will get the ball for the 8:07 p.m. ET game against the Reds, and Gerrit Cole, who will be available if early relief is needed. The rest of the bullpen will include the seven relief mainstays: Jeanmar Gomez, Bryan Morris, Vin Mazzaro, lefties Tony Watson and Justin Wilson, setup man Mark Melancon and closer Jason Grilli. As expected, the Bucs are going with three catchers -- Russell Martin, John Buck and Tony Sanchez -- and a full complement of infielders, with both Garrett Jones and Gaby Sanchez available behind starting first baseman Justin Morneau. The other infielders include Pedro Alvarez, Clint Barmes, Neil Walker, Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer. The only questionable call was on the fifth outfielder along with starters Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Marlon Byrd, and No. 4 outfielder Jose Tabata. The club chose Travis Snider -- who has three pinch-hit homers this season, over another lefty-h ...
Nick Swisher and Russell Martin are both in the playoffs. Wish the Yankees could find players like them.
back to back to back homeruns on September 13 by Pedro Alverez, Russell Martin and Garret jones
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw was named the winner of the eighth annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given to the Dodger player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher. The award, which was voted upon by Dodger uniform personnel, will be presented to Kershaw by Campanella’s daughter, Joni Campanella Roan, during pregame ceremonies Saturday night prior to the 6:10 p.m. game against the Rockies. Former Dodger shortstop Rafael Furcal received the inaugural Roy Campanella Award in 2006 and since then the honor has been awarded to Russell Martin (2007), James Loney (2008), Juan Pierre (2009), Jamey Carroll (2010), Matt Kemp (2011), A.J. Ellis (2012) and now Kershaw. Known as one of the hardest-working players in baseball, Kershaw has gone 15-9 with a Major League-leading 1.88 ERA in 32 starts this season as he attempts to become the first pitcher to top the big leagues in ERA in three consecutive seasons since Greg M ...
Congratulations Nick Swisher, Russell Martin, and Jason Giambi, for participating in the 2013 MLB Playoffs. Great job and good luck boys.
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Russell Martin used to be SO good looking when he was in pinstripes. What the *** happened?
let this one soak in: AJ Burnett and Russell Martin are in the playoffs, the are not.
I go to the thrift store to find old player jerseys and so far have only seen a Russell Martin jersey.
Russell Martin became only the third catcher in the last 28years to hit 15 Home runs in a season the other 2 were Doumit,Pena
Kyle Farnsworth, AJ Burnett, Randy Choate and Russell Martin are going to the playoffs and Mo is not
Man, Russell Martin is really struggling right now. Let's hope we see Tony Sanchez tomorrow for the
congrats Swisher, Giambi, Russell Martin, A.J. Burnett, and Molina... Have fun in the post season.
Russell Martin is now batting less (.176) in Aug/Sept than Clint Barmes. Only difference is fan base doesn't notice bc good 1st half
It took Russell Martin to make Hurdle think about bringing his current best reliever in against a fellow lefty powerhitter to start the 9th.
The truth comes out - Russell Martin is a better manager than Hurdle...
Russell Martin already a better manager than Hurdle
Nick Swisher, Jason Giambi, Russell Martin, A.J. Burnett, and Jose Molina all will play in October. Their former employer will not.
Russell Martin seriously stinks as an offensive player
Lost.lost at the plate is Russell Martin lol
Yes, AJ Burnett, Russell Martin and Jason Giambi are all going to the playoffs...
Russell Martin has left 7 men on base tonight.
One of the things I'll miss when season ends is watching Russell Martin catch. He's difference-maker this season for Bucs.
Don't know the reason behind letting Russell Martin go
what's funny is aj Burnett and Russell Martin, two yankee cast offs, are big contributors to pirates playoff ride.
Have you tried Russell Martin's muffins? a weird way, I think I have.
Russell Martin with some pretty good pitch framing there Cole on fire right now
BTW Russell Martin, Nick Swisher and AJ Burnett are going to the playoffs.
Russell Martin is so underrated as a catcher!!!
Russell Martin should have never been let go. And Posada was a below average catcher just an insane hitter
I love Russell Martin and what he means to the Pirates. He needs to heat up at the plate.
Russell Martin is having a rough night.
The stink that has become Russell Martin continues
I love Russell Martin , but the dudes a bum at the plate .
Someone please tell me what is Russell Martin doing at the plate ? My goodness he is supposed to be the veteran on this team
Sanchez also walks, as the bases are loaded with nobody out for Russell Martin.
Bullpen call to Tony Watson in the 9th on Monday? It came from Russell Martin, sort of. via
Is it just me or did Russell Martin gain some weight throughout this season??
Russell Martin looks fatter than he did in the beginning of the season.
Because Russell Martin should have struck out a while ago.
Russell Martin has been one of the biggest pickups of the past two decades. Forget this season.
Sanchez rips a 1 out double to left. Runners on second & third for Russell Martin.
and lets not forget locking up Ichiro for 2 yrs. i wonder how he couldnt afford Russell Martin?
Has Russell Martin let go of the ball yet?
Russell Martin first signed to the Dodgers, then the Yankees now the Pirates.
I am saying the play Russell Martin made last night gave the BUCS a jolt big enough for a playoff run
Know what one of the best FA signings last winter was?..Russell Martin. .. I’m saying “Identify FA who are undervalued.” - Al
"RUSSELL MARTIN...blocked on the line!!"
Who can rate Russell Martin, he's been awful this season.
I'm pretty sure Hughton shouted at Russell Martin to tell him to give the ball away.
I really wanna root for the Pirates I the playoffs. But Russell Martin
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History is made! Russell Martin helps the clinch their first playoff birth in 21 years!
Pitch framing data does improve a catcher's case for the NL MVP, but that catcher is Yadier Molina, not Russell Martin
Also one of the guys who was volunteering at the blood drive, used teach Russell Martin and former player Éric Gagné.
I forgot to tell you, my Pirates boyfriend is Russell Martin...
interesting that Russell Martin enjoyed a champagne celebration last night and Yankees almost certainly won't.
Are the Yankees a playoff team this year with Russell Martin as their primary catcher? A question that will haunt me this off-season.
Russell Martin and Jason Grilli celebrate their playoff clinching win over the Cubs last night!
A large part of the Pirates piece I just posted was about Russell Martin, 2013's most underrated player.
Robbie Rogers Shows Off Rainbow Laces for Anti-Homophobia Campaign: PHOTO Out L.A. Galaxy footballer Robbie Rogers posted a photo of his rainbow laces on Instagram over the weekend. The laces are part of an anti-homophobia campaign. The Daily Mail notes that despite resistance from some Premier League teams the laces were adopted by a number of high profile figures in the football world including Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, Newcastle chief Alan Pardew, players Leroy Fer, Phil Jagielka, Aron Gunnarsson. and Russell Martin, BT Sport pundit David James
Villa’s Kozak scores winner at Norwich 21 September By SAPA Norwich, United Kingdom – Czech striker Libor Kozak came off the bench and scored his first goal in the Premier League to give Aston Villa a 1-0 win at Norwich City on Saturday. A £7 million signing from Lazio, Kozak settled the game with a 30th-minute tap-in at Carrow Road only two minutes after coming on for the injured Christian Benteke. Villa manager Paul Lambert, returning to his former club, was also indebted to goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who saved an early Robert Snodgrass penalty and produced a stunning late stop to deny Norwich debutant Gary Hooper. Victory ended a run of three straight defeats for Villa, while Norwich have won just once in five games. Ciaran Clark replaced the injured Jores Okore at centre-back for Villa in one of three changes made by Lambert, while Russell Martin and Jonny Howson were brought into the Norwich line-up by manager Chris Hughton. The game exploded into life with Villa forward Andreas Weimann going close ...
MLB: Pedro Alvarez, Russell Martin, and Garrett Jones connected for back-to-back-to-back homers in the fourth inning of the Pirates' loss to the Cubs, with Alvarez's blast being of the inside-the-park variety. Over the last 50 years, only two other teams have hit home runs in each of three straight plate appearances, with at least one of them being an inside-the-parker. The last such instance was on April 28, 1999, when the Phillies' Scott Rolen, Rico Brogna, and Ron Gant did this in the first inning of their 12-8 loss against the Reds (Gant hit the inside-the-park HR). On August 2, 1983, the Mariners' Steve Henderson, Dave Henderson, and Domingo Ramos hit three straight vs. the Athletics, with Dave Henderson getting the inside-the-park homer.
When Russell Martin and Jose Tabata are your 7 and 8 hitters, your lineup is pretty strong. Bring on October baseball.
I predict either 1-1 or 4-0. It's going to be interesting seeing 'the Norfolk Cafu' Russell Martin against Lamela, Erikssen et al
Russell Martin, I'm still in love with you 😘
Lol! Pittsburgh Dad says Russell Martin stole his look.
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Deb, look at Russell Martin's new mustache! I guess I'm a trendsetter. Now I should show them "umps" my glasses.
Two batters in and the Pirates jump in front 1-0, triples and Russell Martin singles, -RI
We're in the bottom of the 1st, Russell Martin has thrown out yet another would-be base stealer, When will they stop trying? -RI
Hurdle said he lifted Russell Martin due to a slight knee issue - called it a "hitch", It happened on the Mathis play at the plate, -RI
If I was running the show we'd have either Russell Martin or AJ Pierzynksi in pinstripes right now.
Pedro walks, Winning run on 1st, Russell Martin is up next, -RI
A 1-2-3 7th for Wilson, The need a run, Russell Martin will lead it off! -RI
Buccos tie it up at 1 with a Russell Martin double in the 4th, -RI
What if Moreland just refused to give Russell Martin his mask back? "My mask now. This is totally my mask!"
Russell Martin is the first catcher in MLB with 20 Caught Stealings this season, -RI
Lynn's day is finished with 1 out in the 6th, He exits after a Russell Martin single, Sam Freeman is in, Gaby will replace Garrett, -RI
I think Russell Martin needs a few days off. He just seems so off his game lately.
How depressed is the hitting environment this year? Russell Martin's OPS+ is over 100.
Shut down inning has eluded Pirates add run on sac fly Two out, runner on third for Russell Martin. 5-2, Pitt
Oh, no big deal. Just me and Russell Martin...
The Pirates have A.J. Burnett and Russell Martin. The Yankees have Mike Zagurski and Lyle Overbay.
Good to see Russell Martin is honoring Mike Piazza, with his goatee type thing.
If only Russell Martin had gotten that bunt down. Then we could have 1 on 1 out instead of this dumb 2 on 0 out situation.
I do not like Russell Martin's fu Manchu.
Justin Morneau and Russell Martin are the two highest paid Canadians in Pittsburgh.
Russell Martin strikes out looking more than any catcher ive ever seen. & then he looks all confused. Ur a CATCHER. Don u kno tha strikezone
Russell Martin had 2 big HR against the Cards, but had done little before them, even less after.
Russell martin probably wonders why he's in a slump
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