Jonas Altman-Kurosaki Assistant Sports Editor

Class of 2010


  • The Cutoff Man: A sad direction for Major League Baseball

    _Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Tammi Wilson Stadium for the Opening Day 2020 matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and your Milwaukee Brewers! Here now to throw the first pitch is Tammi Wilson herself, winner of’s Twitter sweepstakes to rename the ballpark and start as pitcher for the team of her choice! Let’s hear a big round of applause for Tammi and her w...

    Sports | April 25, 2011
  • The Cutoff Man: New managers are searching for positives in 2011

    “Managers are hired to be fired.” —Whitey Herzog

    While Herzog’s quote is true in eventuality, a more succinct one would read: “Managers are scapegoats.”

    Sports | April 18, 2011
  • The Cutoff Man: The fair-weather fan

    Three hundred and sixty-four days ago, I wrote an article titled “Jumping off the bandwagon,” in which I urged fans to not look to their teams’ early success as a preview for a record-setting, or even successful, season.

    What I failed to mention, though, was that fans need not (and should not) read into negative starts to the season either.

    Sports | April 11, 2011
  • Women’s tennis plays local rival

    The term “Subway Series” doesn’t quite fit, but perhaps “street match” would suffice to describe the action between the women’s tennis teams of Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh last Wednesday. The Tartans hosted the Division I Panthers from down the street and fell 6–3 to move to 10–6 on the year.

    Sports | April 11, 2011
  • The Cutoff Man: New lineup promises potential for Pirates

    Way back in ’67, the Pittsburgh Pirates may not have been the dandy of Gamma Chi, but they did do something that the current Pirates haven’t done in, well, quite a while: They finished the season with 81 wins and 81 losses. Imagine that — a .500 record. Given that 1967 came right after a 92–70 season and was sandwiched between a 1960 World Series championship and a 1971 World Series championship, ...

    Sports | April 4, 2011