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With our Lord and Savior John Curry having departed for the German leagues, we need some new Curry to spice up our lives. We received an e-mail from reader Clayton regarding Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Matt Curry. We know zero about baseball and the information wasn’t sourced, but if you want another minor league prospect to bring some joy into your life, he doesn’t seem like a terrible suggestion:

Matt Curry, 1B (AA): After some early struggles, Curry has been adjusting rapidly to AA after making a two-level jump. This past week he went 11-for-25 (.440) with four doubles and a HR. The calendar moving from June to July has made a big difference for Curry. Since posting a .657 OPS with seven walks and 32 strikeouts in June, his July OPS has been .947 with eight walks and eleven strikeouts. Hopefully, he’ll continue hitting the rest of the way and force his way to AAA to open 2012.
Power to watch: Through 33 games, 1B Matt Curry (6-foot-1, 225 pounds, from Red Oak, Texas) is sixth in the league in batting (.360), third in on-base (.456) and slugging (.667) percentages, and tied for fourth in runs (28) and bases on balls (22). Curry also has six homers and 25 RBI. A 16th round draft pick last June, out of Texas Christian University, the left-handed hitter broke into pro ball with the State College (Pa.) Spikes of the New York-Penn League, batting .299 with seven homers and 29 RBI over 58 games last summer, while earning mid-season all-star honors. He has tailed off somewhat after batting .400 in April (22 games).

So, there you have it. We don’t know what any of that means, but we’re down. If you know of anyone else awesome with the last name Curry, feel free to submit them for review by our papal institutions.

Also, in fashion critique news:

Our friend Stan “shared this image on Google+” for all you social media savvy folks out there.
We really have always loved Gene in all white. Despite his Russian pastiness, he tends to look very classy. We could comment on the expression on his face, but we think he looks quite joyous and healthy and that’s about all that needs to be said.

Be well and do good work.
Go Pens.


About Zoë

from Fayette County, living in Boston, chronically fussy. Writing about the Penguins, the CWHL/women's hockey, and hockey/sports media criticism.